Expression of members of three large RMP multigene families in different life cycle stages. Temporal expression patterns of members of the three largest PbA multigene familes (pir, fam-a and fam-b) in different life cycle stages as visualized by heat maps of RNA-seq data. The expression (FKPM) values of genes over the life-cycle stages (yellow-red) are normalised per gene. The min/max column values are the log minimal and log maximal FPKM values for each gene. Only genes with an FPKM above 21, in all conditions, were included. FKPM, fragments per kilo base of exon per million fragments mapped; RMP, rodent malaria parasites.