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The Plasmodium falciparum Genome-- a Blueprint for Erythrocyte Invasion

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Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 126-128
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078169

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Abstract

Erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium falciparum involves multiple ligand-receptor interactions and numerous apparent redundancies. The genome sequence of this parasite reveals new gene families encoding proteins that appear to mediate erythrocyte invasion.

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