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Table 3 Distribution of MSP-2 allelic family in rural and urban communities

From: Extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein in rural and urban settings of southwestern Nigeria

  MSP-2 family No. of samples positively amplified Allelic size (bp) Frequency (%) MOI
Rural (n = 88) 3D7 38 200–900 43.20 2.1
3D7 + FC27 60   68.30  
Urban (n = 20) 3D7 3 300–600 15.00 1.9
FC27 3 400–500 15.00  
3D7 + FC27 14   70.00  
  1. Numbers sampled cannot add up since a sample can amplify in more than 1 family
  2. MOI multiplicity of infection, bp base pairs, MSP-2 merozoite surface protein-2