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Limited Polymorphism of the Plasmodium vivax Merozoite Surface Protein 1 Gene in Isolates from Turkey

December 3, 2010 - 07:35 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Fadile Yildiz Zeyrek., Shin-Ichiro Tachibana., Kazuyuki Tanabe., et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Dec 2010; 83: 1230 - 1237.

Data suggest a recent population bottleneck in Turkey that may have obscured a signature for balancing selection in the C-terminal 42-kD region, which was otherwise detectable in other areas.

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