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Research Article

Population Structure and Transmission Dynamics of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea Based on Microsatellite DNA Analysis

  • Moritoshi Iwagami,

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Megumi Fukumoto,

    Affiliations: Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Seung-Young Hwang,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea

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  • So-Hee Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Malariology, College of Medicine, Paik Institute of Clinical Research, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea

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  • Weon-Gyu Kho mail,

    wgkho@inje.ac.kr (WGK); kano@ri.ncgm.go.jp (SK)

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea, Department of Malariology, College of Medicine, Paik Institute of Clinical Research, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea

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  • Shigeyuki Kano mail

    wgkho@inje.ac.kr (WGK); kano@ri.ncgm.go.jp (SK)

    Affiliations: Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Published: April 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001592

About the Authors

Moritoshi Iwagami, Megumi Fukumoto, Shigeyuki Kano
Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Megumi Fukumoto, Shigeyuki Kano
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Seung-Young Hwang, Weon-Gyu Kho
Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea
So-Hee Kim, Weon-Gyu Kho
Department of Malariology, College of Medicine, Paik Institute of Clinical Research, Inje University, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MI MF WGK SK. Performed the experiments: MI MF SYH SHK. Analyzed the data: MI MF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WGK. Wrote the paper: MI MF WGK SK.