Genetic Structure of Plasmodium falciparum and Elimination of Malaria, Comoros Archipelago
Stanislas Rebaudet1, Hervé Bogreau1, Rahamatou Silaï, Jean-François Lepère, Lionel Bertaux, Bruno Pradines, Jean Delmont, Philippe Gautret, Philippe Parola, and Christophe Rogier
Author affiliations: Institute for Biomedical Research of the French Army, Marseille, France (S. Rebaudet, H. Bogreau, L. Bertaux, B. Pradines, C. Rogier); Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille (J. Delmont, P. Parola); Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille (P. Gautret); Programme National de Lutte contre le Paludisme, Moroni, Comoros (R. Silaï); Dispensaire de Bandraboua, Mayotte, France (J.-F. Lepère); 1These authors contributed equally to this article.
Figure 3. Relationship between geographic and genetic distances for each pair of Comoros islands (top) and between mean percentage of travelers among sampled patients and genetic distance for each pair of Comoros islands (bottom). Genetic distances were calculated as (FST/1 – FST ), where FST is the Wright F statistic. Mean percentage of travelers was calculated from the total number of sampled patients in one site (NA) with history of recent arrival from another site (NB) by using the equation ([NB→A/NA] + [NA→B/NB])/2; data in Table 1. GC, Grande Comore; MOH, Moheli; ANJ, Anjouan; MAY, Mayotte; Ln, logarithmically transformed.
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.