Next Generation Sequencing Technologies in MalariaVathsala Palakkod Govindan* and Krishna Murthy P
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vathsala Palakkod Govindan
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Email: [email protected]
Received date: Aug 23, 2016; Accepted date: Nov 08, 2016; Published date: Nov 10, 2016
Citation: Govindan VP, Murthy KP (2016) Next Generation Sequencing Technologies in Malaria. Next Generat Sequenc & Applic 3:138. doi: 10.4172/2469-9853.1000138
Copyright: © 2016 Govindan VP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The research outlook in life sciences is futuristic, thanks to next generation sequencing technologies. With regard to malaria research, use of next generation sequencing techniques, a tool of great value for study of various infectious diseases, have help find multidrug resistance cause of anti-malarial drugs. Earlier efforts toward sequencing of genes were laborious, expensive and time consuming. At present, advancement in the field of next generation sequencing technologies are changing the horizon and promising an era of elevated human health. In this mini review, the present and potential applications of next generation sequencing technologies in malaria research are discussed.