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Multiple independent introductions of Plasmodium falciparum in South America.

Abstract:

The origin of Plasmodium falciparum in South America is controversial. Some studies suggest a recent introduction during the European colonizations and the transatlantic slave trade. Other evidence--archeological and genetic--suggests a much older origin. We collected and analyzed P. falciparum isolates from different regions of the world, encompassing the distribution range of the parasite, including populations from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South America. Ana...

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10.1073/pnas.1119058109

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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
109
Issue:
2
Pages:
511-516
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:763e90dc-85aa-42a5-bf49-62e1261b93e3
Source identifiers:
246097
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pubs:246097

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