What has until recently referred to as simply Plasmodium ovale is now believed to be two distinct taxa (Sutherland et al. 2010; Caldero et al. 2012 and references therein). Calderaro et al. (2012) developed an assay using real-time PCR to distinguish these two forms that will facilitate future epidemiological and other research.
- Calderaro A., G. Piccolo, C. Gorrini, et al. 2012. A New Real-Time PCR for the Detection of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri. PLoS ONE 7(10): e48033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048033
- Sutherland, C.J., N. Tanomsing, D. Nolder, M. Oguike, C. Jennison, et al. 2010. Two nonrecombining sympatric forms of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium ovale occur globally. Journal of Infectious Diseases 201: 1544-1550.
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