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Two nonrecombining sympatric forms of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium ovale occur globally.

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BACKGROUND: Malaria in humans is caused by apicomplexan parasites belonging to 5 species of the genus Plasmodium. Infections with Plasmodium ovale are widely distributed but rarely investigated, and the resulting burden of disease is not known. Dimorphism in defined genes has led to P. ovale parasites being divided into classic and variant types. We hypothesized that these dimorphs represent distinct parasite species. METHODS: Multilocus sequence analysis of 6 genetic characters was carried o...

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10.1086/652240

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Journal:
Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
201
Issue:
10
Pages:
1544-1550
Publication date:
2010-05-01
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Source identifiers:
53293
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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