TWiP 63: Plasmodium of the apes

TWiP 63: Plasmodium of the apes

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier
Vincent and Dickson discuss evidence that the malaria parasite originated in gorillas.
Links for this episode:

Great apes and zoonoses (Science)
Source of human malaria (PNAS)
Origin of human malaria parasite in gorillas (Nature)
Ape Plasmodium in Cameroon not infecting humans (PNAS)
No Plasmodium in greater spot-nosed monkey (Int J Parasit)
TWiP 13: Toxoplasmosis
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