Plasmodium vivax populations are more genetically diverse and less structured than sympatric Plasmodium falciparum populations.

INTRODUCTION:The human malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, is proving more difficult to control and eliminate than Plasmodium falciparum in areas of co-transmission. Comparisons of the genetic structure of sympatric parasite populations may provide insight into the mechanisms underlying the resilien...

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Main Authors: Charlie Jennison, Alicia Arnott, Natacha Tessier, Livingstone Tavul, Cristian Koepfli, Ingrid Felger, Peter M Siba, John C Reeder, Melanie Bahlo, Ivo Mueller, Alyssa E Barry
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2015-04-01
Series:PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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