Figure 2. Copy numbers for genotypes of the K1 allotype in 10 field samples. Distribution of K1 genotypes within the 8 patients whose samples yielded amplicons with K1-specific primers (Table 4). These results indicate that most infected persons had >2 allotypes. In addition, persons with K1 allotype parasites had a high degree of genotypic complexity, that is, capillary electrophoresis showed up to 4 distinct K1 genotypes in the blood of individual patients at the same time.
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