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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

Letter

Plasmodium falciparum in Ancient Egypt

Andreas G. Nerlich*Comments to Author , Bettina Schraut*, Sabine Dittrich†, Thomas Jelinek‡, and Albert R. Zink*1
Author affiliations: *Academic Teaching Hospital München-Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany; †University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; ‡Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany;

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Figure

PCR amplification of a 134-bp fragment of ancient DNA of Plasmodium falciparum in Egyptian mummies. Lane 1, molecular marker; lanes 10 and 11, 2 negative controls. One (lane 6) of 8 samples shows a positive amplification product (arrow). Specificity of the product was verified by sequencing.

Figure. PCR amplification of a 134-bp fragment of ancient DNA of Plasmodium falciparum in Egyptian mummies. Lane 1, molecular marker; lanes 10 and 11, 2 negative controls. One (lane 6) of 8 samples shows a positive amplification product (arrow). Specificity of the product was verified by sequencing.

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1Current affiliation: Eurac, Bolzano, Italy.

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