Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 17th, 2005
Study 1: Scientists review the origin of Plasmodium vivax as a human malaria parasite in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
"The high prevalence of Duffy negativity (lack of the Duffy blood group antigen) among human populations in sub-Saharan Africa has been used to argue that Plasmodium vivax originated on that continent. Here, we investigate the phylogenetic relationships among 10 species of Plasmodium that infect primates by using three genes, two nuclear (beta-tubulin and...
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