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Table 3 Expected heterozygosity and polyclonal infections in each study group

From: Genotype comparison of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum clones from pregnant and non-pregnant populations in North-west Colombia

Study group Plasmodium vivax
  n* Expected heterozygosity Polyclonal infections
   Mean±SD %
Delivery-periphery 21 0.876 ± 0.072 47
Delivery-placenta 23 0.869 ± 0.093 33
Antenatal 31 0.847 ± 0.073 84
Non-pregnant 42 0.874 ± 0.046 73
p   0.3373 0.0004
  Plasmodium falciparum
Delivery-periphery 20 0.554 ± 0.120 5
Delivery-placenta 22 0.629 ± 0.145 8
Antenatal 20 0.481 ± 0.103 25
Non-pregnant 41 0.353 ± 0.215 25
p   <0.0001 0.1462
  1. *Number of samples successfully amplified for at least one molecular marker in each species.