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Variant plasmodium ovale isolated from a patient infected in Ghana

Tordrup, David, Virenfeldt, Jakob, Andersen, Felicie F and Petersen, Eskild (2011) Variant plasmodium ovale isolated from a patient infected in Ghana. Malaria Journal, 10 (1). p. 15. ISSN 1475-2875

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Identification Number: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-15

Abstract

Recent data have found that Plasmodium ovale can be separated in two distinct species: classic and variant P. ovale based on multilocus typing of different genes. This study presents a P. ovale isolate from a patient infected in Ghana together with an analysis of the small subunit RNA, cytochrome b, cytochrome c oxidase I, cysteine protease and lactate dehydrogenase genes, which show that the sample is a variant P. ovale and identical or highly similar to variant P. ovale isolated from humans in South-East Asia and Africa, and from a chimpanzee in Cameroon. The split between the variant and classic P. ovale is estimated to have occurred 1.7 million years ago.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.malariajournal.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 Tordrup et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 07:39
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 09:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50933

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