Genome size

Value 22.8 Mb
Organism Plasmodium falciparum
Reference Gardner et al. Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. 2002. Nature. 419(6906):498-511. p.499 left column top paragraph & table 1PubMed ID12368864
Method "A whole chromosome shotgun sequencing strategy was used to determine the genome sequence of P. falciparum clone 3D7."
Comments "The parasite Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for hundreds of millions of cases of malaria, and kills more than one million African children annually." "The P. falciparum 3D7 nuclear genome is composed of 22.8 megabases (Mb) distributed among 14 chromosomes ranging in size from approximately 0.643 to 3.29Mb" Genome size 22,853,764bp according to table 1
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 102127