The origins of African Plasmodium vivax; insights from mitochondrial genome sequencing.
- Autores: Andrianaranjaka V, Arez AP, Carter R, Coban C, Cravo P, Culleton R, Farnert A, Kaneko A, Kano S, Randrianarivelojosia M, Sharp PM, Tanabe K, Zeyrek FY
- Journal: PLoS One
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=The+origins+of+African+Plasmodium+vivax%3B+insights+from+mitochondrial+genome+sequencing
Plasmodium vivax, the second most prevalent of the human malaria parasites, is estimated to affect 75 million people annually. It is very rare, however, in west and central Africa, due to the high prevalence of the Duffy negative phenotype in the human population.