Completion of the Plasmodium Vivax Genome Sequence

The Plasmodium vivax genome is comprised of 14 chromosomes with an estimated total size of 30 Mb. The Salvador I strain was selected for sequencing, a strain that was initially isolated from a human infection in El Salvador and has since been passaged through human and monkey subjects. The P. vivax genome was sequenced using a whole genome shotgun (WGS) strategy to a final sequencing depth of 10X. 


Jane Carlton
Department of Medical Parasitology, NYU School of Medicine

Joana Silva
Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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