Identification of a polymorphic Plasmodium vivax microsatellite marker.

@article{Gomez2003IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a polymorphic Plasmodium vivax microsatellite marker.},
  author={John C Gomez and David T. McNamara and Moses John Bockarie and John Kevin Baird and Jane M. Carlton and Peter A Zimmerman},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={377-9}
}
Microsatellite markers derived from simple sequence repeats have been useful in studying a number of human pathogens, including the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Genetic markers for P. vivax would likewise help elucidate the genetics and population characteristics of this other important human malaria parasite. We have identified a locus in a P. vivax telomeric clone that contains simple sequence repeats. Primers were designed to amplify this region using a two-step semi-nested… CONTINUE READING
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