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Limited genetic polymorphism of the Plasmodium vivax low molecular weight rhoptry protein complex in the Colombian population

February 26, 2010 - 11:37 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Diego Garzon-Ospina, Liza Romero-Murillo, Manuel A. Patarroyo
Reference: 
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages 261-267

Our results support the inclusion of PvRAP-1 and PvRAP-2 in the design of an antimalarial subunit-based vaccine against P. vivax, which would avoid inducing allele-specific immunity.

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Population structure analyses and demographic history of the malaria vector Anopheles albimanus from the Caribbean and the Pacific regions of Colombia

November 26, 2009 - 12:10 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Lina A Gutierrez, Nelson J Naranjo, Astrid V Cienfuegos, Carlos E Muskus, Shirley Luckhart, Jan E Conn, Margarita M Correa
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:259 (19 November 2009)

This study was conducted to estimate intra-population genetic diversity, genetic differentiation and demographic history of An. albimanus populations because knowledge of vector population structure is a useful tool to guide malaria control programmes.

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