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Data from: SNP genotyping identifies new signatures of selection in a deep sample of West African P. falciparum malaria parasites

Citation

Amambua-Ngwa, Alfred et al. (2012), Data from: SNP genotyping identifies new signatures of selection in a deep sample of West African P. falciparum malaria parasites, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.731f5

Abstract

We used a high density SNP array to genotype 75 P. falciparum isolates recently collected from Senegal and The Gambia in order to search for signals of selection in this malaria endemic region. We found little geographic or temporal stratification of the genetic diversity among the sampled parasites. Through application of the iHS and REHH haplotype-based tests for positive selection, we found evidence of recent selective sweeps at a known drug resistance locus, at several known antigenic loci, and at several genomic regions not previously identified as sites of recent selection. We discuss the value of deep population-specific genomic analyses for identifying selection signals within sampled endemic populations of parasites, which may correspond to local selection pressures such as distinctive therapeutic regimes or mosquito vectors.

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Location

The Gambia
Senegal