Table 1

Rodent malaria species and subspecies selected for analysis
species subspecies no. genotypes country of origin
P. berghei - 8 DRC
P. chabaudi adami 2 Congo
chabaudi 14 CAR
subsp. 2 Cameroon
P. vinckei brucechwatti 2 Nigeria
lentum 3 Congo
petteri 3 CAR
vinckei 2 DRC
subsp. 5 Cameroon
P. yoelii killicki 2 Congo
nigeriensis 2 Nigeria
yoelii 10 CAR
subsp. 3 Cameroon

The number of genotypes we used from each species/subspecies and their country of origin is shown (see Additional file 1 for a more detailed description of the origin of each genotype). P. c. subsp., P. v. subsp. and P. y. subsp. refer to previously recognized, but as yet unnamed subspecies. CAR – Central African Republic, DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ramiro et al.

Ramiro et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:219   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-219

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