High recombination rates and hotspots in a Plasmodium falciparum genetic cross

@inproceedings{Jiang2010HighRR,
  title={High recombination rates and hotspots in a Plasmodium falciparum genetic cross},
  author={Hongying Jiang and Na Li and Vivek Gopalan and M. Zilversmit and S. Sunil Varma and Vijayaraj Nagarajan and Jian Hua Li and Jianbing Mu and Karen Hayton and Bruce Henschen and Ming Yi and Robert M. Stephens and Gilean McVean and Philip Awadalla and Thomas E Wellems and Xin-Zhuan Su},
  booktitle={Genome Biology},
  year={2010}
}
The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum survives pressures from the host immune system and antimalarial drugs by modifying its genome. Genetic recombination and nucleotide substitution are the two major mechanisms that the parasite employs to generate genome diversity. A better understanding of these mechanisms may provide important information for studying parasite evolution, immune evasion and drug resistance. Here, we used a high-density tiling array to estimate the genetic… CONTINUE READING

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