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Heritability of the human infectious reservoir of malaria parasites.

Abstract : The existence of a significant human genetic contribution to gametocyte prevalence in asymptomatic infections suggests that candidate gene and genome wide association approaches may be usefully applied to explore the underlying human genetics. Prospective epidemiological studies will provide an opportunity to generate novel and perhaps more epidemiologically pertinent gametocyte data with which similar analyses can be performed and the role of human genetics in parasite transmission ascertained.
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Yaye Ramatoulaye Lawaly, Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Laurence Marrama, Lassana Konate, Waraphon Phimpraphi, et al.. Heritability of the human infectious reservoir of malaria parasites.. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2010, 5 (6), pp.e11358. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0011358⟩. ⟨pasteur-00557029⟩

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