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Table 1 Features of the reference genomes of P. berghei ANKA, P. c. chabaudi AS and P. y. yoelii YM

From: A comprehensive evaluation of rodent malaria parasite genomes and gene expression

Genome features P. berghei ANKA P. c. chabaudi AS P. y. yoelii YM P. falciparum 3D7 a
  Previous assembly [ [17]] New assembly Previous assembly [ [17]] New assembly New assembly
Nuclear genome       
Genome size (Mb) 18.0 18.5 16.9 18.8 21.9 23.3
G + C content (%) - 22.1 - 23.6 21.1 19.4
Chromosomes 14 14 14 14 14 14
Synteny breaksb - - 1 1 0 ND
Contigs 7497 220 10,679 40 195 14
Sequence coverage 4x 237x 4x 109x 627x -
Genesc 5,864 4,979 5,698 5,139 5,675 5,419
Genes with functional annotationd - 2,781 (56%) - 2,927 (57%) 3,485 (61%) 3,234 (60%)
Novel genes (see Additional file 1) - 487 - 409 - -
Mitochondrial genome       
Genome size (bp) - 5,957 - 5,949 6,512 5,967
G + C content (%) - 30.9 - 30.9 30.7 31.6
Number of genes - 3 - 3 3 3
Apicoplast genome       
Genome size (bp) - 30,302 - 29,468 29,736 29,430
G + C content (%) - 13.5 - 13.7 14.1 13.1
Genes - 30 - 30 30 30
  1. aGenome version: 1.5.2013; Apicoplast genome from accession numbers: X95275, X95276; bcompared to the PbA genome; cin new versions, this includes pseudogenes and partial genes, but does not include non-coding RNA genes; dfigures include all genes except those annotated as `hypothetical', `conserved Plasmodium protein, unknown function', `conserved protein, unknown function', `conserved rodent malaria protein, unknown function' or `Plasmodium exported protein, unknown function'.