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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

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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 RogierComments to Author 
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.

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Table 4

Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum at the 5 sites studied, Comoros archipelago and Marseille, France*

Locus Grande Comore
Moheli
Anjouan
Mayotte
Marseille
No. He No. He No. He No. He No. He
All 6 loci
50
0.63

53
0.71

76
0.71

44
0.51

58
0.63
Pf2689 35 0.47 29 0.44 43 0.52 39 0.15 42 0.53
7A11 38 0.81 38 0.85 48 0.82 41 0.41 50 0.87
C4M79 41 0.86 33 0.85 51 0.83 40 0.74 51 0.87
Pf2802 31 0.00 23 0.48 32 0.43 36 0.48 36 0.20
TRAP 39 0.79 33 0.80 57 0.85 39 0.60 43 0.56
C4M69 34 0.87 25 0.82 38 0.84 37 0.68 40 0.77

*No., no. detected parasites. He, Nei unbiased expected heterozygosity index.

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