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Table 4 Characteristics of polymorphic microsatellite loci detected in Plasmodium malariae (N = 37)

From: Polymorphic markers for identification of parasite population in Plasmodium malariae

S. no.LocusRepeat unitaAllele size range (bp)Total no. of alleles detectedbNo. of distinct allelesExpected heterozygosity (HE)cMean MOI
1Pm05_707(AAT)9162–1804250.6491.135
2Pm06_506(ACAT)40175–2804190.5421.081
3Pm07_429(AAT)14203–26940100.7641.081
5Pm09_801(ACAT)9210–2664050.5301.081
4Pm12_426(ATC)21164–20845130.9221.216
6Pm13_110(AAT)10146–1583950.6231.054
7pmmsp1VNTRd64–64527140.8351.000
  1. aThe repeat number of each microsatellite unit motif
  2. bTotal numbers of alleles including both dominant and minor alleles detected
  3. cExpected Heterozygosity (HE) was calculated from a restricted data set containing only the dominant allele in each sample
  4. dThe allele based on consensus sequence of variable number of tandem repeats