News of the WeekInfectious Diseases

Malarial Genome Comes Into View

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  12 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5443, pp. 1263-1265
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5443.1263a

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

On page 1351, researchers pinpoint a series of genetic landmarks across the entire 14-chromosome genome of the deadly malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. It is one of two new maps of the parasite genome unveiled this month; the second, published in the November issue of Nature Genetics, shows a different type of landmark. Researchers say the new maps will be a great help to those working to sequence the parasite's genome; once completed, the sequence may reveal potential targets for antimalaria vaccines or drugs.