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. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-8-90