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High-quality genome assembly and annotation for Plasmodium coatneyi, generated using single-molecule real-time PacBio technology.

Authors: Chien, Jung-Ting and Pakala, Suman B and Geraldo, Juliana A and Lapp, Stacey A and Humphrey, Jay C and Barnwell, John W and Kissinger, Jessica C and Galinski, Mary R

Plasmodium coatneyi is a protozoan parasite species that causes simian malaria and is an excellent model for studying disease caused by the human malaria parasite, P. falciparum Here we report the complete (nontelomeric) genome sequence of P. coatneyi Hackeri generated by the application of only Pacific Biosciences RS II (PacBio RS II) single-molecule real-time (SMRT) high-resolution sequence technology and assembly using the Hierarchical Genome Assembly Process (HGAP). This is the first Plasmodium genome sequence reported to use only PacBio technology. This approach has proven to be superior to short-read only approaches for this species. Copyright © 2016 Chien et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00883-16
Year: 2016

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