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TitleUnderstanding the evolution and host adaption in the Plasmodium laverania clade
Study TypeOther
Abstract Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent agent of human malaria, evolved from the gorilla parasite P. praefalciparum. Although there are a further two gorilla- and four chimpanzee-infective species closely related to P. falciparum (the Laverania subgenus), there is no evidence to date that these par .. [more]
Description Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent agent of human malaria, evolved from the gorilla parasite P. praefalciparum. Although there are a further two gorilla- and four chimpanzee-infective species closely related to P. falciparum (the Laverania subgenus), there is no evidence to date that these par .. [more]
Center NameWellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus