A co-evolutionary look at a host-parasite interaction: sickle cell anemia and malaria

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Casey, Kimberly
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2005
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en_US
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Biological anthropology , Malaria , Sickle cell anemia , Malaria parasites
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This paper discusses sickle cell anemia, malaria, and how the malaria parasites played a role in human evolution by providing protective qualities that insured reproductive success in individuals who carried the sickle cell trait.

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Casey, Kimberly (2005). A co-evolutionary look at a host-parasite interaction: sickle cell anemia and malaria In: Lambda Alpha Journal, v.35, p.37-42
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Wichita State University. Department of Anthropology
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0047-3928
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