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The Genetic Map of Artemisia annua L. Identifies Loci Affecting Yield of the Antimalarial Drug Artemisinin

January 23, 2010 - 17:07 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Ian A. Graham, Katrin Besser, Dianna Bowles et al.
Science 15 January 2010: Vol. 327. no. 5963, pp. 328 - 331

Efforts to eradicate malaria are increasing demand for an affordable, high-quality, robust supply of artemisinin. We performed deep sequencing on the transcriptome of A. annua to identify genes and markers for fast-track breeding.

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Evolutionary genetic insights into Plasmodium falciparum functional genes

January 10, 2010 - 15:09 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Meenu Sharma, Aditya P. Dash & Aparup Das
Parasitology Research, Volume 106, Number 2 / January, 2010 : 349-355

The study provides, for the first time, a detail evolutionary analysis of functional genes of a devastating malaria parasite.

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