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Table 6 Summary of the FcB1-schizont EST distribution on the different rRNA loci of P. falciparum.

From: A Plasmodium falciparum FcB1-schizont-EST collection providing clues to schizont specific gene structure and polymorphism

rRNA type Chromosomal location (a) rRNA gene structure Expression if known Number of Matching ESTs Corresponding clusters
A-type Chromosome 5
(1,290 kb–1,296 kb)
18s – 5.8s – 28s Human 9846 (f) 322, 328, 303, 302, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327
A-type Chromosome 7
(1,139 kb–1,146 kb)
18s – 5.8s – 28s (b) Human 9417 (f) 54, 35, 37, 40, 44, 46, 49, 52, 55
S-type Chromosome 11
(1,926 kb–1,933 kb)
18s – 5.8s – 28s Insect None  
S-type Chromosome 13
(2,796 kb–2,800 kb)
18s – 5.8s – 28s Insect None  
Not defined Chromosome 1
(457 kb–482 kb)
18s – 5.8s – 28s (c) Unknown 626 146, 147, 148
Not defined Chromosome 8
(93 kb–100 kb)
28s – tmp2 (d) Unknown None  
Not defined Chromosome 8
(1,281 kb–1,289 kb)
5.8s – tmp1 (d) Unknown 2 62
Not defined Chromosome 14
(779 kb–781 kb)
5s (e) Unknown None  
  1. (a) Approximate position indicated in kb; (b) also contains atypical 18s and 28s; (c) 18s and 5.8s are of S-type and 28s is divergent (65% A-type and 75% S-type); (d) 18s is missing from these units; (e) 3 tandem repeats of 5s. Data compiled from [5] and PlasmoDB. (f) Most of these ESTs clustered with homologous loci of both chromosomes 5 and 7.