Published: December 1, 2021
Barry AE. Complex infections in vivax malaria: the more you look, the more you find. Trends Parasitol. 2021 Dec;37(12):1022-1023. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2021.10.002. Epub 2021 Oct 27. PMID: 34756507.
The human malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax commonly causes complex multiclonal infections. Recently, Dia et al. have developed innovative methods for single-cell sequencing (SCS) of P. vivax infections by adapting an approach used previously for Plasmodium falciparum. Their studies provide fascinating new insights into P. vivax intrahost diversity and evolution.