Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 1st, 2005
Study 1: Scientists have characterized the Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 8.
"Plasmodium vivax, one of the four parasite species causing malaria in humans, is the most widespread throughout the world, leading to nearly 80 million cases per year, mainly in Latin America and Asia. An open reading frame encoding the Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 8 P. vivax homologue has been identified in the present study by screening the current data obtained from this parasite's partially sequenced genome," scientists writing...
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