Malaria is a life-threatening disease causes huge burden on human health. Every year >200 million cases of malaria are reported globally. Researchers have carried out research on transcriptome of different stages of Plasmodium species to understand complex pathology of pathogens and to discover therapeutics. Researchers are targeting different stages of Plasmodium falciparum separately.
The complex life cycle of malaria parasites requires well-orchestrated stage specific gene expression. In the vertebrate host the parasites grow and multiply by schizogony in two different environments: within erythrocytes and within hepatocytes. Whereas erythrocytic parasites are well-studied in this respect, relatively little is known about the exo-erythrocytic stages.