About the Authors

Weihong Qi

Current address: Functional Genomics Center Zurich, UZH/ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

Affiliation Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Michael Käser

Affiliation Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Katharina Röltgen

Affiliation Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Dorothy Yeboah-Manu

Affiliation Department of Bacteriology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Gerd Pluschke

Gerd.Pluschke@unibas.ch

Affiliation Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WQ MK GP. Analyzed the data: WQ. Wrote the paper: WQ GP. Performed DNA isolation and provided DNA samples for sequencing: MK. Performed SNP confirmation and SNP assay experiments: KR. Contributed strains: DYM.