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P. falciparum genetic crosses 1.0 data release

Released on 18 May 2015.


The P. falciparum Genetic Crosses project 1.0 data release comprises sequence data and variant calls on parents and 78 progeny clones from the crosses 3D7xHB3, HB3xDd2 and 7G8xGB4, sequenced by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute’s Malaria programme.

Data sets


Downloads include sequence alignments (BAM files) and variant calls (VCF files) from both alignment- and assembly-based calling methods.

All of the data files included in this release can be downloaded from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute public FTP site.

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If you use these data, please cite the following:

Miles et al (2015) Genome variation and meiotic recombination in Plasmodium falciparum: insights from deep sequencing of genetic crosses. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/024182

Please also cite the data set directly:

The Plasmodium falciparum Genetic Crosses project (2015). Plasmodium falciparum Genetic Crosses 1.0 data release. MalariaGEN.