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Plasmodium vinckei genomes provide insights into the pan-genome and evolution of rodent malaria parasites

April 29, 2021 - 08:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ramaprasad A, Klaus S, Douvropoulou O, Culleton R, Pain A
Reference: 
BMC Biol. 2021 Apr 23;19(1):69

Rodent malaria parasites (RMPs) serve as tractable tools to study malaria parasite biology and host-parasite-vector interactions. Among the four RMPs originally collected from wild thicket rats in sub-Saharan Central Africa and adapted to laboratory mice, Plasmodium vinckei is the most geographically widespread with isolates collected from five separate locations. However, there is a lack of extensive phenotype and genotype data associated with this species, thus hindering its use in experimental studies.

A cornucopia of research resources for the fourth rodent malaria parasite species

April 28, 2021 - 13:54 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Carlton JM
Reference: 
BMC Biol. 2021 Apr 23;19(1):82

The study of human malaria caused by species of Plasmodium has undoubtedly been enriched by the use of model systems, such as the rodent malaria parasites originally isolated from African thicket rats.

Not Open Access | Cloning, expression and functional characterization of heme detoxification protein (HDP) from the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium vinckei

May 18, 2015 - 12:19 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Awakash Soni, Manish Goyal, Kirtika Prakash, Jyoti Bhardwaj, Arif Jamal Siddiqui, Sunil K. Puri
Reference: 
Gene, Volume 566, Issue 1, 15 July 2015, Pages 109–119

Malaria parasite resides within the host red blood cells, where it degrades vast amount of haemoglobin.

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