Comparative population structure of Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium falciparum under different transmission settings in Malawi

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Described here is the first population genetic study of Plasmodium malariae, the causative agent of quartan malaria. Although not as deadly as Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae is more common than previously thought, and is frequently in sympatry and co-infection with P. falciparum, making its study increasingly important. This study compares the… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-38

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