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Parasitic protozoan parasites have evolved many co-evolutionary paths towards stable transmission to their host population. Plasmodium spp., the causative agents of malaria, and related haemosporidian parasites are dipteran-borne eukaryotic pathogens that actively invade and use vertebrate...

Author(s)
Schaer, J.; Reeder, D. M.; Vodzak, M. E.; Olival, K. J.; Weber, N.; Mayer, F.; Matuschewski, K.; Perkins, S. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2015, 45, 6, pp 375-384
Abstract

The origin and geographical spread of Plasmodium falciparum was determined by analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence polymorphism and divergence from its most closely related species, P. reichenowi (a rare parasite of chimpanzees). The complete 6-kb mitochondrial genome was sequenced from the...

Author(s)
Conway, D. J.; Fanello, C.; Lloyd, J. M.; Al-Joubori, B. M. A. S.; Baloch, A. H.; Somanath, S. D.; Roper, C.; Oduola, A. M. J.; Mulder, B.; Povoa, M. M.; Balbir Singh; Thomas, A. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 2000, 111, 1, pp 163-171
Abstract

The 6 Afrotropical species of mosquitoes comprising the A. gambiae complex include the most efficient vectors of malaria in the world, as well as a nonvector species. The accepted interpretation of evolutionary relationships among these species is based on chromosomal inversions and suggests that...

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Besansky, N. J.; Powell, J. R.; Caccone, A.; Hamm, D. M.; Scott, J. A.; Collins, F. H.
Citation
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1994, 91, 15, pp 6885-6888

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