Short report: Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi by real-time polymerase chain reaction

N. Esther Babady, Lynne M. Sloan, Jon E. Rosenblatt, Bobbi S. Pritt

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Abstract

We previously developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for detection of the four Plasmodium species that infect humans. Recent studies have shown that natural transmission of the simian parasite Plasmodium knowlesi to humans occurs frequently in Southeast Asia. We have expanded our PCR assay to include detection of P. knowlesi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-518
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume81
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Babady, N. E., Sloan, L. M., Rosenblatt, J. E., & Pritt, B. S. (2009). Short report: Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi by real-time polymerase chain reaction. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81(3), 516-518.