Low-complexity regions in Plasmodium falciparum: missing links in the evolution of an extreme genome.

@article{Zilversmit2010LowcomplexityRI,
  title={Low-complexity regions in Plasmodium falciparum: missing links in the evolution of an extreme genome.},
  author={M. Zilversmit and Sarah K. Volkman and Mark A. DePristo and Dyann F Wirth and Philip Awadalla and Daniel L. Hartl},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={2198-209}
}
Over the past decade, attempts to explain the unusual size and prevalence of low-complexity regions (LCRs) in the proteins of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum have used both neutral and adaptive models. This past research has offered conflicting explanations for LCR characteristics and their role in, and influence on, the evolution of genome… CONTINUE READING