The P. falciparum kinome. Phylogenetic tree of ePKs from P. falciparum. The tree was compiled using conserved portions of aligned sequences using a protein distance matrix method (see Additional file 1 for the alignment). All major groupings discussed were observed in the 100 replicate bootstrap tree (not shown). Branches with bootstrap values >70 are shown in red and >40 in blue. The scale bar represents 0.1 mutational changes per residue (10 PAM units). 65 sequences from P. falciparum are shown (in red characters), together with representative members of major subgroups of human kinases (in black characters). The P. falciparum sequences are labelled with their identifier in the PlasmoDB database and, where applicable, with the published name of the enzymes. The human sequences are labeled with HUGO gene names.