Journal article

A Molecular Epidemiological Study of var Gene Diversity to Characterize the Reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum in Humans in Africa

Donald S Chen, Alyssa E Barry, Aleksandra Leliwa-Sytek, Terry-Ann Smith, Ingrid Peterson, Stuart M Brown, Florence Migot-Nabias, Philippe Deloron, Moses M Kortok, Kevin Marsh, Johanna P Daily, Daouda Ndiaye, Ousmane Sarr, Souleymane Mboup, Karen P Day

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2011


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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge NIH/Fogarty International TW001503: "Training in Malaria Pathogenesis and Diversity in Africa", Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Broad Institute: "P. falciparum Genetic Diversity" and ExxonMobil-HSPH Program on Malaria for support of the Senegal field sample collection. Isolates were collected in Gabon thanks to the European Union INCO Programme (contract no. IC18-CT98-0359). This work was supported by Wellcome Trust Programme grant No. 041354 awarded to KPD, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant GM061351-07, and NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease grant R01 AI084156. DSC was supported by a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32AI071765). AEB was supported by an Innovation Fellowship from the Victorian Endowment for Science Knowledge and Innovation and a Howard Florey Centenary Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.