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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 publication

DOI

10.1186/1741-7007-8-90

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMC Biol

Publication Date

13/07/2010

Volume

8

Keywords

Genome-Wide Association Study, Humans, Malaria, Malaria, Vivax, Plasmodium, Plasmodium vivax