The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 10651 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

population genetics

SNP barcodes provide higher resolution than microsatellite markers to measure Plasmodium vivax population genetics

October 20, 2020 - 16:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abebe A. Fola, Eline Kattenberg, Zahra Razook, Dulcie Lautu-Gumal, Stuart Lee, Somya Mehra, Melanie Bahlo, James Kazura, Leanne J. Robinson, Moses Laman, Ivo Mueller and Alyssa E. Barry
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:375, 20 October 2020

Genomic surveillance of malaria parasite populations has the potential to inform control strategies and to monitor the impact of interventions. Barcodes comprising large numbers of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers are accurate and efficient genotyping tools, however may need to be tailored to specific malaria transmission settings, since ‘universal’ barcodes can lack resolution at the local scale. A SNP barcode was developed that captures the diversity and structure of Plasmodium vivax populations of Papua New Guinea (PNG) for research and surveillance.

Subscribe to RSS - population genetics