Figure 1.

Competing hypotheses for the origin of Plasmodium falciparum and great ape malaria parasites. A: The avian origin hypothesis [16-19,21,29-35]. 1B: Great ape parasites sister-group to all other mammal parasites [6,20-22,24,25,27,28,36]. 1C: Close relationship with primate malaria parasites [14]. 1D: Close relationship with rodent malaria parasites [23,27].

Blanquart and Gascuel BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:70   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-70
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