So why did Nature publish a number of malaria parasite genomes that were not fully annotated and not chromosome length as they missed much of the sub-telomeric region:

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Erica Pasini on Apr 13, 2017 • 1 answer
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Axton Myles wrote that "The reason Nature journals insist upon annotated, chromosome-length reference assemblies preferably anchored to a linkage map is that these high quality genomes are more broadly useful to the scientific community", but this is not always the case. A number of malaria parasite genomes were published which did not fulfill the above requirement pointed out by Axton Myles


Hi Erica,
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Jill Adie on Jun 28, 2017
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