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Table 1 Different species of Plasmodia as detected by microscopy and by real-time PCR assays

From: Accurate identification of the six human Plasmodium spp. causing imported malaria, including Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium knowlesi

Microscopy Real-time PCR assays
Pf/Po/Poc/Pm/Pv/Pow/Pk
101 Pf 99 Pf
  1 Po
  1 mixed Pf + Poc + Pm
9 Pv 7 Pv
  1 Poc
  1 Pm
7 Po 5 Poc
  1 Pow
  1 Po
1 mixed Pf + Po 1 Pf
8 Plasmodium spp. 2 Pf
  2 Pow
  1 Poc
  1 mixed Pf + Pm
  1 mixed Pf + Pow
  1 mixed Pf + Po
2 negative 1 Pf
  1 Pm
270 negative 270 negative
  1. Pf P. falciparum, Po P. ovale (in these cases the P. ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri specific real-time PCR assays were not performed due to the unavailability of residual original sample), Poc P. ovale curtisi, Pm P. malariae, Pv P. vivax, Pow P. ovale wallikeri, Pk P. knowlesi.