Expression of the RESA gene in Plasmodium falciparum isolate FCR3 is prevented by a subtelomeric deletion. Academic Article uri icon


  • We show here that the Plasmodium falciparum isolate FCR3 does not express the ring-infected erythrocyte surface antigen (RESA). This is because the 5' end of the RESA gene has been inverted and partly deleted and a telomere has been added to it. We propose a model to explain these events.


  • Cappai, R
  • van Schravendijk, MR
  • Anders, RF
  • Peterson, MG
  • Thomas, LM
  • Cowman, AF
  • Kemp, DJ

publication date

  • August 1989