This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the UK, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia present findings from a comparative genomic study of Plasmodium knowlesi, a parasite found in macaques that has been linked to human malaria cases in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. Using a high-quality P. knowlesi reference genome assembled with long read sequence data, the team assessed dozens more isolates from Malaysian Borneo, Peninsular Malaysian, and the Philippines.

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