Evolution of human malaria

Jane M. Carlton

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Comparative genomics of all known Laverania species that infect African great apes reveals interspecies gene transfer and convergent evolution, and identifies features of Plasmodium falciparum, the only human-infective species within this subgenus, that may have led to its speciation and spread globally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-643
Number of pages2
JournalNature Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Cell Biology


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