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From: Does the drug sensitivity of malaria parasites depend on their virulence?

Figure 1

Possible outcomes for the relation between drug sensitivity and virulence. Without drug treatment (black symbols), infections with the virulent parasite line (Vir) produce more parasites compared to the avirulent line (Avir). If both lines are affected similarly by drug treatment (open symbols), the proportionate difference between them will be unaffected by drug treatment (1A). If the virulent line is less sensitive to drug treatment, the reduction in parasite numbers will be disproportionately greater for the avirulent line (1B). If the virulent line is more sensitive to drug treatment, the reduction in parasite numbers will be disproportionately greater for the virulent line (1C).

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