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Posted by jordan9 on 27 Dec 2012 at 22:22 GMT

The results of subsequent studies were contradictory. Some of them concluded that the P. falciparum/P. reichenowi clade was included in the mammalian group, being closer to the rodent or the primate Plasmodium [6]–[8]; others reached the opposite conclusion by showing that this group clustered more closely with parasites from birds [9]–[16]. Part of the confusion concerning the origin of P. falciparum arose because of biases in the representation of certain taxa, the small number of loci analysed and/or improper rooting. In 2008, the study of Martinsen et al. [4] did not suffer from these shortcomings and quite conclusively placed P. falciparum basal to all other mammalian malaria parasites. However, the origin of P. falciparum within this group of pathogens still remained unknown. Finally, it is only very recently, by adding more taxa from primates (in particular great apes), that the origin of P. falciparum was firmly established.

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