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Fig. 3 | Malaria Journal

Fig. 3

From: Plasmodium vivax genetic diversity and heterozygosity in blood samples and resulting oocysts at the Thai–Myanmar border

Fig. 3

Defining minor alleles—an example. a Genescan trace for the PCR product derived from the blood sample for patient 401722, at the MS6 locus. The minor peak of length 258 has a height that is 26.5% the height of the major peak at 246. Under standard criteria this would not be considered a mixed infection. b Genescan trace for the PCR product derived from oocyst 1.6 for the same patient. The relative heights of the two peaks are similar indicating clearly a heterozygous oocyst. Given this new information the peak at 258 from the blood sample can now be considered genuine and hence the blood sample to contain a mixed infection

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