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Plasmodium vivax populations revisited: mitochondrial genomes of temperate strains in Asia suggest ancient population expansion

Miao Miao1, Zhaoqing Yang2, Harland Patch1, Yaming Huang3, Ananias A Escalante4 and Liwang Cui1*

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1 Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

2 Parasitology Department, Kunming Medical College, Kunming, Yunnan, China

3 Malaria Department, Guangxi CDC, Nanning, Guangxi, China

4 School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ, USA

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:22  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-22

Published: 17 February 2012

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Primer sequences. Primers used for amplifying and sequencing the mitochondrial genome of Plasmodium vivax.

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Distribution of SNPs in the Plasmodium vivax mitochondrial genomes isolated from Myanmar, China and South Korea. The graph shows the positions of the SNPs in the 5900 bp mt genome for the 30 haplotypes (h1 - h30) of P. vivax populations.

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Phylogeny of Plasmodium vivax parasites. A maximum likelihood tree based on mitochondrial genomes of 390 Plasmodium vivax samples.

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