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Researchers build most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites


May 23, 2018

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A new study led by the American Museum of Natural History puts forth the most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites to date. Among the researchers' findings is that the diverse malaria parasite genus Plasmodium (which includes those species that infect humans) is composed of several distantly related evolutionary lineages and, from a taxonomic standpoint, many species should be renamed. Image: © AMNH/S. GalenFull Story

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