The genetic structure of malaria parasite populations

A. F. Read, K. P. Day

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Abstract

The suggestion that a clonal population structure may typify Plasmodium populations has proved highly controversial. For the most part, existing population genetic data from wild populations contradict the idea and are consistent with randomly interbreeding populations. In this article, Andrew Read and Koren Day point out that these data could also be consistent with population subdivision and frequent nonrandom mating, which current sampling methods would be incapable of detecting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalParasitology Today
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

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Genetic Structures
Malaria
Parasites
Population
Plasmodium
Population Genetics

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Read, A. F. ; Day, K. P. / The genetic structure of malaria parasite populations. In: Parasitology Today. 1992 ; Vol. 8, No. 7. pp. 239-242.
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