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Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med DOI:10.1101/cshperspect.a025544

Malaria Genomics in the Era of Eradication.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsNeafsey, DE, Volkman, SK
JournalCold Spring Harb Perspect Med
Date Published2017 Aug 01

The first reference genome assembly for the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite was completed over a decade ago, and the impact of this and other genomic resources on malaria research has been significant. Genomic resources for other malaria parasites are being established, even as P. falciparum continues to be the focus of development of new genomic methods and applications. Here we review the impact and applications of genomic data on malaria research, and discuss future needs and directions as genomic data generation becomes less expensive and more decentralized. Specifically, we focus on how population genomic strategies can be utilized to advance the malaria eradication agenda.


Alternate JournalCold Spring Harb Perspect Med
PubMed ID28389516