Genetic diversity and multiple infections of Plasmodium vivax malaria in Western Thailand.

@article{Cui2003GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic diversity and multiple infections of Plasmodium vivax malaria in Western Thailand.},
  author={Liwang Cui and Carlye N Mascorro and Ql Fan and Kimberly A Rzomp and Benjawan Khuntirat and Goufa Zhou and Hong Chen and Guiyun Yan and Jetsumon Sattabongkot},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={613-9}
}
Using two polymorphic genetic markers, the merozoite surface protein-3alpha (MSP-3alpha) and the circumsporozoite protein (CSP), we investigated the population diversity of Plasmodium vivax in Mae Sod, Thailand from April 2000 through June 2001. Genotyping the parasites isolated from 90 malaria patients attending two local clinics for the dimorphic CSP gene revealed that the majority of the parasites (77%) were the VK210 type. Genotyping the MSP3-alpha gene indicated that P. vivax populations… CONTINUE READING