In this paper we review the existing body of knowledge, and present the most recent studies that addressed the origin of P. vivax and P. simium in Americas using genetic and genomic approaches are presented.
We start the chacma baboons fecal samples collection session in Western Cape along an anthropisation gradient.
Elizabeth joined us for her Master 2 internship to study the diet characteristics of chacma baboons along a wild-rural-urban transect in Western Cape, South Africa. She will be responsible of the samples collection and of the stable isotope diet analysis. A metagenomic part will also be included to complete this project.
In this paper we review the existing body of knowledge, including current research dealing with these questions, focusing particularly on genetic analysis and genomic variability of these parasites and comparison with related Plasmodium species infecting other species of host (such as non-human primates).