Extensive microsatellite diversity in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.

@article{Karunaweera2008ExtensiveMD,
  title={Extensive microsatellite diversity in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax.},
  author={Nadira Darshani Karunaweera and Marcelo U Ferreira and Anusha Munasinghe and John W. Barnwell and William E. Collins and Christopher L King and Fumihiko Kawamoto and Daniel L. Hartl and Dyann F Wirth},
  journal={Gene},
  year={2008},
  volume={410 1},
  pages={105-12}
}
The population structure of Plasmodium vivax remains elusive. The markers of choice for large-scale population genetic studies of eukaryotes, short tandem repeats known as microsatellites, have been recently reported to be less polymorphic in P. vivax. Here we investigate the microsatellite diversity and geographic structure in P. vivax, at both local and global levels, using 14 new markers consisting of tri- or tetranucleotide repeats. The local-level analysis, which involved 50 field isolates… CONTINUE READING
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