Unresolved direction of host transfer of Plasmodium vivax v. P. simium and P. malariae v. P. brasilianum.

@article{Tazi2011UnresolvedDO,
  title={Unresolved direction of host transfer of Plasmodium vivax v. P. simium and P. malariae v. P. brasilianum.},
  author={Loubna Tazi and Francisco J. Ayala},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={209-21}
}
The evolutionary history of two human malaria parasites, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium malariae, remains unresolved. The near genetic identity between human P. vivax and P. malariae, and primate P. simium and P. brasilianum, respectively, suggests that recent host transfers occurred, but questions remain, such as whether the transfer was from humans to New World monkeys or vice versa, and when the transfers occurred. Here, we investigate the phylogenies, haplotype networks, positive selection… CONTINUE READING