The genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax populations

Liwang Cui, Ananias A. Escalante, Mallika Imwong, Georges Snounou

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Abstract

Little is known of the genetic diversity and population structure of Plasmodium vivax, a debilitating and highly prevalent malaria parasite of humans. This article reviews the known polymorphic genetic markers, summarizes current data on the population structure of this parasite and discusses future prospects for using knowledge of the genetic diversity to improve control measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Cui, L., Escalante, A. A., Imwong, M., & Snounou, G. (2003). The genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax populations. Trends in Parasitology, 19(5), 220-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1471-4922(03)00085-0