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Fig. 5 | Malaria Journal

Fig. 5

From: An expanded global inventory of allelic variation in the most extremely polymorphic region of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 provided by short read sequence data

Fig. 5

MR alleles and their frequencies. Six different MR type alleles, shown here, were found among the 32 MR recombinant allele sequences assembled. The difference between the alleles is due to expansion and contraction of the sequence encoding the serine-glycine-glycine (SGG) tripeptide, except for one allele at the bottom of the alignment that may be a rare recombinant with an MAD20-like allele having a divergent sequence. The number of times each allele was found in Africa is shown on the right. There was only one sample with an MR recombinant allele in Asia, which was identical to one of the African alleles (indicated with an asterisk on the left)

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