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A monkey's tale: the origin of Plasmodium vivax as a human malaria parasite.
The high prevalence of Duffy negativity (lack of the Duffy blood group antigen) among human populations in sub-Saharan Africa has been used to argue that Plasmodium vivax originated on thatExpand
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Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans
Genetic history of Native Americans Several theories have been put forth as to the origin and timing of when Native American ancestors entered the Americas. To clarify this controversy, Raghavan etExpand
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The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana
Clovis, with its distinctive biface, blade and osseous technologies, is the oldest widespread archaeological complex defined in North America, dating from 11,100 to 10,700 14C years before presentExpand
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On the Diversity of Malaria Parasites in African Apes and the Origin of Plasmodium falciparum from Bonobos
The origin of Plasmodium falciparum, the etiological agent of the most dangerous forms of human malaria, remains controversial. Although investigations of homologous parasites in African Apes areExpand
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The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic
Introduction Humans first peopled the North American Arctic (northern Alaska, Canada, and Greenland) around 6000 years ago, leaving behind a complex archaeological record that consisted of differentExpand
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Evolutionary and population genomics of the cavity causing bacteria Streptococcus mutans.
Streptococcus mutans is widely recognized as one of the key etiological agents of human dental caries. Despite its role in this important disease, our present knowledge of gene content variabilityExpand
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The origin and age of Plasmodium vivax.
The evolutionary history of Plasmodium vivax has recently been addressed in terms of its origin as a parasite of humans and the age of extant populations. The consensus is that P. vivax originated asExpand
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The Role of Selection in Shaping Diversity of Natural M. tuberculosis Populations
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), the cause of tuberculosis (TB), is estimated to infect a new host every second. While analyses of genetic data from natural populations of M.tb have emphasized theExpand
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The genome sequence of the most widely cultivated cacao type and its use to identify candidate genes regulating pod color
BackgroundTheobroma cacao L. cultivar Matina 1-6 belongs to the most cultivated cacao type. The availability of its genome sequence and methods for identifying genes responsible for important cacaoExpand
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Timing the origin of human malarias: the lemur puzzle
BackgroundTiming the origin of human malarias has been a focus of great interest. Previous studies on the mitochondrial genome concluded that Plasmodium in primates, including those parasitic toExpand
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