Genome-wide association studies in Plasmodium species

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) look for correlations between traits of interest and genetic markers spread throughout the genome. A recent study in BMC Genetics has found that populations of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax should be amenable to GWAS searching for a genetic basis of parasite pathogenicity. Geographical substructure in populations may, however, prove a problem in interpreting the results.© 2010 Penman et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.




Penman, B., Buckee, C., Gupta, S., & Nee, S. (2010, July 13). Genome-wide association studies in Plasmodium species. BMC Biology.

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