This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute publishes a study in which the genomes of two Plasmodium species were used to gain insights into the evolution of malaria parasites. Using a new reference genome for Plasmodium malariae and a manually curated draft of the P. ovale curtisi genome, the researchers were able to accurately place the two species within the Plasmodium phylogeny.

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