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Table 2 Different (subtelomeric) multigene families in the RMP genomes

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

Gene family (new name) Other (previous) names Number of genes
  Pb A    Pc AS    Py YM  
   CG PSG FG CG PSG FG CG PSG FG
pir pir, bir, cir, yir 100 88 12 194 3 4 583 40 172
RMP-fam-a Pb-fam-1; Pc-fam-1; fam-a; PYSTA 23 16 3 132 2 0 94 8 11
RMP-fam-b Pb-fam-3; PYSTB 34 1 5 26 0 0 48 2 4
RMP-fam-c PYSTC 6 0 - 10 0 - 22 0 -
RMP-fam-d Pc-fam 1 0 - 17 4 - 5 0 -
Early transcribed membrane protein etramp 7 - - 13 - - 12 - -
Reticulocyte binding protein, putative P235; 235kDA protein 6 - 8 8 - 0 11 - 3
rhoptry protein, putative
Lysophospholipase   4 1 - 28 0 - 11 1 -
RMP-erythrocyte membrane antigen (RMP-EMA1) pcema1 1 0 0 13 1 1 1 0 0
haloacid dehalogenase-like hydrolase, putative   1 - - 9 - - 1 - -
`Other subtelomeric genes'   46 - - 67 - - 46 - -
  1. See Additional file 4 for details of all genes of P. berghei ANKA (PbA), P. c. chabaudi AS (PcAS) and P. y. yoelii YM (PyYM). CG: complete gene; FG: fragment; PSG: pseudogene.