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Within-host competition can delay evolution of drug resistance in malaria

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Within-host dynamics of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant strains (blue and red, respectively) in single infections (A) and in a mixed infection (B). The resistant strain is assumed to have a 10% reduction in growth rate, compared to the sensitive strain. Dynamics shown are for naïve hosts with no antimalarial drug treatment. RBC, red blood cell.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2005712.g004