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Table 1 Infection patterns of the Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Candeias do Jamari and Peixoto de Azevedo analysed by Nested PCR.

From: Evaluation of the genetic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum P126 protein (SERA or SERP) and its influence on naturally acquired specific antibody responses in malaria-infected individuals living in the Brazilian Amazon

Complexity infection OR fragments (bp) Candeias do Jamari (CJ) Peixoto de Azevedo (PA)
1993 2003
n (%) n (%)
Single infections1     
  I (175) 3 (3%) 4 (5%) 27 (28%)a, b
  II (199) 95 (92%) 70 (90%) 49 (51%)c, d
Mixed infection2     
  I + II (175/199) 5 (5%) 4 (5%) 20 (21%)e, f
Total   103 (100%) 78 (100%) 96 (100%)
  1. 1Isolates with one fragment; 2Isolates with two fragments; bp: base pair; n: number of isolates (the percentage of isolates is given in parentheses); a: P < 0.0001, PA > CJ-1993; b: P < 0.0001, PA > CJ-2002; c: P < 0.0001, PA < CJ-1993; d: P < 0.0001, PA < CJ-2002; e: P = 0.001, PA > CJ-1993; f: P = 0.003, PA > CJ-2002. The chi-square test was used to analyse the difference in allelic frequencies.