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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019
Research

High-Complexity Plasmodium falciparum Infections, North Central Nigeria, 2015–2018

Bitrus YakubuComments to Author , Ishaya Yohanna Longdet, Tony Horsfall Jen, Dinchi Tyem Davou, and Emmanuel Obishakin
Author affiliations: National Veterinary Research Institute Vom, Jos, Nigeria (B. Yakubu, D.T. Davou, E. Obishakin); University of Jos, Jos (I.Y. Longdet, T. Horsfall Jen)

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Table 2

Alleles of genes detected in Plasmodium falciparum isolates, North Central Nigeria, 2015–2018*

Allele family
No. positive by PCR
No. alleles
Allele size range, bp
Mean MOI†
% Polyclonal
msp1 32
K1 32 16 100–916 2.63 68
MAD20 21 13 100–1,200 2.38 73
RO33
22
10
100–1,100
2.23
64
msp2 29
FC27 17 16 150–1,130 2.52 53
IC/3D7
28
15
300–1,200
2.21
68
glurp 31 13 200–1,550 1.03 23

*glurp, glutamate-rich protein; MOI, multiplicity of infection; msp1, merozoite surface protein 1; msp2, merozoite surface protein 2.
†Defined as number of parasite clones per sample.

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