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Table 3 Multiclonal infections in Shwekyin, Myawaddy and Kyauktaw of Myanmar

From: Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum populations in southeast and western Myanmar

  Number of alleles  
Genesa Shwekyin
(Southeast Myanmar, n = 96)
Myawaddy
(Southeast Myanmar, n = 50)
Kyauktaw
(Western Myanmar, n = 38)
Total (n = 184)
  2 3 4 Total 2 3 Total 2 3 Total  
Msp1 37 19 1 57 (59.38%) 20 1 21 (42.00%) 11 8 19 (50.00%) 97 (52.72%)
Msp2 56 4 0 60 (62.50%) 23 2 25 (50.00%) 14 1 15 (39.47%) 100 (54.35%)
Glurp 8 0 0 8 (8.33%) 4 0 4 (8.00%) 12 0 12 (31.58%) 24 (13.04%)
Combined 54 22 1 77 (80.21%) 29 3 32 (64.00%) 18 9 27 (71.05%) 136 (73.91%)
MOI (Mean ± SD) 2.05 ± 0.69 1.70 ± 0.58b   1.95 ± 0.73 1.94 ± 0.68  
  1. aNumber (%) of mixed strain infections identified based on one marker (Msp1, Msp2 or Glurp) or three markers together (combined)
  2. bMOI is significantly different between Myawaddy and Shwekyin (t (144) = 3.096, P = 0.002)