Genome-wide association studies in Plasmodium species

Bridget Penman, Caroline Buckee, Sunetra Gupta, Sean Nee

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) look for correlations between traits of interest and genetic markers spread throughout the genome. A recent study in BMC Genetics has found that populations of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax should be amenable to GWAS searching for a genetic basis of parasite pathogenicity. Geographical substructure in populations may, however, prove a problem in interpreting the results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number90
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages3
JournalBMC Biology
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2010


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