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Table 2 Multiple genotype infections assessed by typing 10 P. falciparum microsatellite loci in 268 isolates from 8 West African locations

From: Population genetic structure of Plasmodium falciparum across a region of diverse endemicity in West Africa

Country Location Number of isolates Number of isolates with given no. of detected genotypes Mean number of genotypes per isolatea Proportion of locus scores with >1 alleleb
1 2 3 4 >4
Guinea N’Zerekore 44 1 6 8 14 15 3.7 0.58
Guinea Boke 33 0 3 5 14 11 4.1 0.54
Guinea Forecariah 9 0 0 2 3 4 4.2 0.51
Guinea Bissau Caio 12 0 6 5 1 0 2.6 0.30
Gambia Greater Banjul 79 34 32 13 0 0 1.7 0.14
Gambia Basse 33 1 20 11 1 0 2.4 0.35
Gambia Farafenni 42 6 26 8 2 0 2.1 0.33
Senegal Richard Toll 16 3 9 3 0 1 2.2 0.26
  1. aFor this analysis the number of genotypes was scored from the locus with the largest number of alleles within the isolate.
  2. bFor this analysis the proportion of loci with >1 allele within each isolate was scored.