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StatusReference proteome
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters ‘UP’ followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000001450
Taxonomy36329 - Plasmodium falciparum (isolate 3D7)
StrainIsolate 3D7
Last modifiedNovember 9, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000002765.2 from ENA/EMBL

Plasmodium falciparum is the malarial parasite most dangerous to humans, accounting for over 90% of all malarial deaths. It is transmitted by the female Anopheles mosquito. It was the first species of the genus Plasmodium to be sequenced at The Sanger Center, as part of the ongoing malaria genome sequencing project. Its genome is notable for an exceptionally low GC content of under 20%. In other respects, the genome has a similar size (23.3 Mb) and gene count (about 5300) to other species of malarial parasites.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 1132
Chromosome 3241
Chromosome 4235
Chromosome 5313
Chromosome 6318
Chromosome 7294
Chromosome 8317
Chromosome 9382
Chromosome 13699
Apicoplast A7
Apicoplast B23
Chromosome 2231
Chromosome 10417
Chromosome 11492
Chromosome 12543
Chromosome 14802


  1. "Complete gene map of the plastid-like DNA of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum."
    Wilson R.J.M., Denny P.W., Preiser P.R., Rangachari K., Roberts K., Roy A., Whyte A., Strath M., Moore D.J., Moore P.W., Williamson D.H.
    J. Mol. Biol. 1996:155-172(1996) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "Sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosomes 1, 3-9 and 13."
    Hall N., Pain A., Berriman M., Churcher C.M., Harris B., Harris D., Mungall K.L., Bowman S., Atkin R., Baker S., Barron A., Brooks K., Buckee C.O., Burrows C., Cherevach I., Chillingworth C., Chillingworth T., Christodoulou Z.
    Barrell B.G.
    Nature 2002:527-531(2002) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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