Species-specific combinations of SNP in the cytochrome b gene. 11 SNPs were selected allowing categorical identification of the Plasmodium species. Three examples of SNP sequencing data are shown: sample #22 = mixed infection of P. falciparum and P. vivax, sample #66 = P. falciparum, and sample #67 = P. malariae (Seqscape 2.0 software, Applied Biosystems USA). Those SNPs were shown to be robust and never presented contradictory results. Pf/Pv/Pm/Po = P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale, respectively.