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Table 2 Genetic diversity of P. falciparum msp 2 gene

From: Genetic polymorphism of merozoite surface protein 2 and prevalence of K76T pfcrt mutation in Plasmodium falciparum field isolates from Congolese children with asymptomatic infections

  No. of samples Prevalence (%) Fragment size (bp) Total No. of allelesa Allelic frequencyb
3D7 23 45 250-450 38 55
FC27 18 35 280-680 31 45
FC27 + 3D7 7 14    
Non identified 3 6    
Total 51 100   69 100
  1. No. Number
  2. a Total number of alleles is the number of different msp2 alleles distinguished by the size and the family type (3D7 and FC27)
  3. b Allelic frequency is defined as the ratio of 3D7 or FC27 alleles out of the total number of msp2 alleles