The ABO Polymorphism and Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria

Malaria has exerted a major selective pressure for red blood cell (RBC) polymorphisms that confer protection to severe disease. There is a predominance of blood type O in malaria endemic regions, and several lines of evidence suggest that the outcome of Plasmodium falciparum infection may be influen...

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Main Author: Wolofsky, Kayla
Other Authors: Kain, Kevin C.
Published: 2009
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