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Table 6 Genetic differentiation index (FST) between 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 FST Levels of Differentiation
Poly-α 0.003 Low
Pfg377 0.117 Moderate
PfPK2 -0.001 Low
ADL 0.000 Low
EBP 0.005 Low
P195 0.006 Low
TAA60 0.137 Moderate
TAA109 0.008 Low
Overall 0.027 Low
  1. Genetic differentiation index (FST) in each of the eight microsatellite loci between baseline and post-ITN parasite populations based on the null hypothesis that alleles are drawn from the same distribution in both parasite populations. The levels of differentiation were defined as low, moderate and great as described earlier [51].