The genetic basis of diversity in malaria parasites.

  title={The genetic basis of diversity in malaria parasites.},
  author={David Walliker},
  journal={Advances in parasitology},
The principal findings of the P. falciparum surveys are given below. Considerable diversity of enzymes, antigens, drug sensitivity and other characters is seen among P. falciparum isolates. Cloning studies show that certain isolates contain mixtures of parasites which may be diverse in one or more of these characters. No obvious regional distribution is seen in the enzymic and antigenic characters examined, although differences in the frequencies of certain enzymes appear to exist. Variations… CONTINUE READING