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Malaria parasite sequences from chimpanzee support the co-speciation hypothesis for the origin of virulent human malaria (Plasmodium falciparum)

September 6, 2010 - 14:30 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Austin L. Hughes, Federica Verra
Reference: 
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 57, Issue 1, October 2010, Pages 135-143

The available data are thus most consistent with the hypothesis that P. reichenowi (in the strict sense) and P. falciparum co-speciated with their hosts about 5–7 million years ago.

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