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Table 5 Distribution of MSP-1, MSP-2 and GLURP alleles by parasite density among children

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

Genes Parasite count > 2000 Fragment size (bp) MOI Parasite count < 2000 Fragment size (bp) MOI p-value
MSP1 n = 82 (%)   2.6 n = 99 (%)   2.8  
R033 9 (11.0) 150–250   5 (5.1) 150–250   NS
MAD20 4 (4.9) 150–200   4 (4.0) 150–300   NS
K1 3 (3.7) 150–300   1 (1.0) 350   NS
RO33 + MAD20 1 (1.2)    2 (2.0)    NS
RO33 + K1 3 (3.7)    3 (3.0)    NS
MAD20 + K1 1 (1.2)    0 (0.0)    NS
RO33 + MAD20 + K1 61 (74.4)    84 (84.8)    NS
MSP2 n = 43 (%)   1.8 n = 92 (%)   2.0  
FC27 8 (18.6) 200–600   12 (13.0) 300–700   NS
3D7 15 (34.9) 300–900   26 (28.3) 200–600   NS
FC27 + 3D7 20 (46.5)    54 (58.7)    NS
GLURP n = 66   1.1 n = 66   1.0  
  64 (97.0) 500–1050   66 (100.0) 500–1050   NS