Table 2

Multiple genotype infections assessed by typing 10P. falciparummicrosatellite loci in 268 isolates from 8 West African locations
Country Location Number of isolates Number of isolates with given no. of detected genotypes Mean number of genotypes per isolatea Proportion of locus scores with >1 alleleb
1 2 3 4 >4
Guinea N’Zerekore 44 1 6 8 14 15 3.7 0.58
Guinea Boke 33 0 3 5 14 11 4.1 0.54
Guinea Forecariah 9 0 0 2 3 4 4.2 0.51
Guinea Bissau Caio 12 0 6 5 1 0 2.6 0.30
Gambia Greater Banjul 79 34 32 13 0 0 1.7 0.14
Gambia Basse 33 1 20 11 1 0 2.4 0.35
Gambia Farafenni 42 6 26 8 2 0 2.1 0.33
Senegal Richard Toll 16 3 9 3 0 1 2.2 0.26

aFor this analysis the number of genotypes was scored from the locus with the largest number of alleles within the isolate.

bFor this analysis the proportion of loci with >1 allele within each isolate was scored.

Mobegi et al.

Mobegi et al. Malaria Journal 2012 11:223   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-223

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