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Table 2 Mean genetic diversity (He) of Plasmodium falciparum populations estimated from the different village types and the different ethnic groups (All Pygmies and All Bantus) for microsatellite markers and antigen-coding genes

From: Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Baka Pygmies and their Bantu neighbours in the north of Gabon

  Isolated pygmyvillages (IPV) Mixed villages (MV) Forestry villages (FV) All pygmies All bantus
Pygmies Bantus
Microsatellites
 Ta60 0.835 0.817 0.828 0.789 0.826 0.808
 Ara2 0.833 0.877 0.889 0.853 0.855 0.871
 Taa87 0.819 0.847 0.916 0.832 0.833 0.874
 Pfpk2 0.930 0.808 0.889 0.890 0.869 0.890
 Polyα 0.944 0.899 0.932 0.891 0.922 0.912
 Ta1 0.944 0.929 0.941 0.848 0.937 0.894
 Taa81 0.814 0.834 0.792 0.835 0.824 0.814
 Mean 0.874 0.859 0.884 0.848 0.866 0.866
Candidate genes
 MSP2 0.711 0.836 0.603 0.741 0.773 0.672
 MSP1 0.821 0.718 0.829 0.724 0.769 0.776
 EBA-175 0.220 0.361 0.423 0.384 0.291 0.404
 GLURP 0.359 0.741 0.612 0.644 0.550 0.628
 Mean 0.528 0.664 0.617 0.623 0.596 0.620
  1. Values within each category correspond to the average of genetic diversity computed within each population