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Table 3 Orthologs between P. falciparum and three rodent malaria parasite species.

From: Defining species specific genome differences in malaria parasites

  Pb vs. Py Pb vs. Pc Pc vs. Py Py vs. Pf Pb vs. Pf Pc vs. Pf
'Core' set 4188 4188 4188 4188 4188 4188
<3 RMP orthologs - - - 226 234 215
RMP specific 1485 - 1448 - - -
Total 5673 4188 5636 4414 4422 4403
Current set 3153 4641 3318 3375 3890 3842
Potential 'Core' set 4578 4578 4578 4578 4578 4578
Potential total 6063 4578 6026 4578 4578 4578
  1. Summary table of orthologs between P. falciparum and the three rodent parasite species. The 'core' set represent orthologs common in all four species defined via hybridization and bioinformatics information. Other gene set combinations were taken from the remaining permutations of genes generated from those with at least 2 RMP orthologs as well as the rodent parasite specific genes. The total number of orthologous pairs is the sum of the core genes with the other respective gene permutations while the current set denotes the status quo [25]. The potential total indicates the theoretical maximum of common genes as there is strong suggestion that a P. falciparum gene with at least one RMP ortholog can potentially be orthologous to all three RMP species.