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Table 3 Microsatellite diversity for seven P. falciparum neutral microsatellite markers

From: Prevalence of pfhrp2 and pfhrp3 gene deletions in Puerto Lempira, Honduras

Microsatellite marker name TA1 Polyα PfPk2 TA109 2490 C2M33 C3M69
Chromosome 6 4 12 6 10 2 3
Allelic size range, bp 74–190 138–180 160–192 188–200 80–84 140–228 122–138
No. of alleles per locus ( A ) 4 5 3 2 2 5 5
PCR positivity* 60 65 64 62 60 64 65
H E 0.650 0.687 0.531 0.550 0.469 0.256 0.636
  1. The microsatellite markers shown are described in the Methods section. bp – base pairs; PCR – Polymerase chain reaction. *PCR positivity indicates the number of samples that were successfully amplified for the indicated loci (out of a total of 68 samples). H E – virtual heterozygosity where H E  = [n/(n–1)] × (1-Σp2i), and n is the number of samples. It is defined as the probability that a randomly chosen pair of alleles differ from each other.