Plasmodium malariae: the persisting mysteries of a persistent parasite

Richard Culleton, Arnab Pain, Georges Snounou

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Plasmodium malariae is a ‘neglected malaria parasite’ in as much as the amount of research conducted on it pales into insignificance when compared to that pertaining to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, its more notorious and pathogenic cousins. There has, however, been an increase in interest in this parasite over the past decade. Principally, this is because of the increasing use of sensitive molecular detection techniques that have revealed a wider than previously recorded prevalence in some regions (particularly in Africa), and high numbers of chronic, asymptomatic infections.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTrends in Parasitology
StatePublished - Dec 13 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-12-16
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS/1/1020-01-01
Acknowledgements: This study was supported partly by a faculty baseline fund (BAS/1/1020-01-01) from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to A.P., and by grants from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan (19K07526) to R.C., and from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France (ANR-17-CE13-0025-01) to G.S.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology


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