The origins of malaria: there are more things in heaven and earth…

by P. J. Keeling and J. C. Rayner
Parasitology, Vol. 142, Supplement S1, February 2015, pp S16-S25

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The past decade has seen the publication of a number of important discoveries about malaria parasite origins, all based on the application of molecular diagnostic tools to new sources of samples. This review summarizes some of those recent discoveries and discusses their implication for our current understanding of the origin and evolution of the Plasmodium genus. The nature of these discoveries and the manner in which they are made are then used to lay out a series of opportunities and challenges for the next wave of parasite hunters.

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