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Table 2 Comparison of proportion of multiple alleles and mean allele counts in the baseline and post-ITN parasite populations

From: Effects of transmission reduction by insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) on parasite genetics population structure: I. The genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum parasites by microsatellite markers in western Kenya

Locus Baseline population (n = 69) Post-ITN population (n = 74) p- value < 0.006*
  % MA MAC ± SE % MA MAC ± SE % MA* MAC*
Poly-α 64 2.12 ± 0.13 72 2.40 ± 0.14 0.289 0.264
Pfg377 30 1.36 ± 0.07 53 1.62 ± 0.09 0.002 0.008
PfPK2 85 2.94 ± 0.17 50 1.74 ± 0.11 0.021 0.001
ADL 45 1.62 ± 0.10 50 1.54 ± 0.07 0.479 0.918
EBP 57 1.75 ± 0.10 61 2.10 ± 0.14 0.566 0.128
P195 43 1.48 ± 0.08 48 1.62 ± 0.09 0.570 0.400
TAA60 51 1.77 ± 0.13 59 2.04 ± 0.12 0.044 0.046
TAA109 75 2.28 ± 0.14 76 2.23 ± 0.12 0.990 0.810
Overall 94.2† 3.4 ± 0.15‡ 95.9 † 3.1 ± 0.12‡ 0.830 0.178
  1. % MA is the proportion of infections with more than one allele in each locus. MAC denotes the mean allele count and the respective standard error (SE) at each locus. The † marks the overall proportion of infections with at least two alleles while ‡ marks the overall mean of the highest number of allele count detected by any of the 8 microsatellites. The % MA* and MAC* show p-values for differences in proportion of multiple alleles and mean allele counts between the two parasite populations. Numbers highlighted in bold show significant differences at p < 0.0063 (with Bonferroni correction) for individual loci.