Timing the origin of human malarias: the lemur puzzle

@inproceedings{Pacheco2011TimingTO,
  title={Timing the origin of human malarias: the lemur puzzle},
  author={Maria Andre{\'i}na Pacheco and F U Battistuzzi and Randall E. Junge and Omar E Cornejo and Cathy V. Williams and Ir{\`e}ne Landau and Lydia Rabetafika and Georges Snounou and Lisa Jones-Engel and Anan{\'i}as A. Escalante},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011}
}
Timing the origin of human malarias has been a focus of great interest. Previous studies on the mitochondrial genome concluded that Plasmodium in primates, including those parasitic to humans, radiated relatively recently during a process where host switches were common. Those investigations, however, assumed constant rate of evolution and tightly bound (fixed) calibration points based on host fossils or host distribution. We investigate the effect of such assumptions using different molecular… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 4 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 49 references

Coulanges P: Plasmodies de Lémuriens Malgaches

  • I Landau, JP Lepers, L Rabetafika, D Baccam, W Peters
  • Ann Parasitol Hum Comp
  • 1989
Highly Influential
17 Excerpts

Outlaw DC: A molecular clock for malaria parasites

  • RE Ricklefs
  • Science
  • 2010
Highly Influential
15 Excerpts

Malaria parasites and other Haemosporidia

  • PCC Garnham
  • Blackwell Scientific Publication;
  • 1966
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…