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From: Mitochondrial genes support a common origin of rodent malaria parasites and Plasmodium falciparum's relatives infecting great apes

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Competing hypotheses for the origin of Plasmodium falciparum and great ape malaria parasites. A: The avian origin hypothesis [1619, 21, 2935]. 1B: Great ape parasites sister-group to all other mammal parasites [6, 2022, 24, 25, 27, 28, 36]. 1C: Close relationship with primate malaria parasites [14]. 1D: Close relationship with rodent malaria parasites [23, 27].

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