Here is a list of my current publications. Please contact me at amv12 @psu.edu for reprints/pdfs. The underlined names reflect undergraduates with whom I have published.
Vardo, A.M., A.R. Wargo, and J.J. Schall. 2005. PCR detection of low-level parasitemia infections of lizard malaria parasites: comparison by site and season. Journal of Parasitology, 91(6): 1509-1511.
Schall, J.J. and A.M. Vardo, AM. 2007. Identification of microsatellite markers in Plasmodium mexicanum, a lizard malaria parasite that infects nucleated erythrocytes. Molecular Ecology Notes, 7(2): 227-229.
Vardo, A.M., K.D. Kaufhold, and J. J. Schall. 2007. Experimental test for premunition in a lizard malaria parasite (Plasmodium mexicanum). Journal of Parasitology, 93(2): 280-282.
Vardo, A.M. and J. J. Schall. 2007. Clonal diversity of a lizard malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum, in its vertebrate host: role of variation in transmission intensity over time and space. Molecular Ecology, 16: 2712-2720
Vardo-Zalik, A.M. and J.J. Schall. 2008. Clonal diversity within infections and the virulence of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum. Parasitology, 135: 1363-1372.
Vardo-Zalik, A.M. and J.J. Schall. 2009. Clonal diversity alters the infection dynamics of a malaria parasite (Plasmodium mexicanum) within its vertebrate host. Ecology, 90(2): 529-536.
Baliraine, FN, Y.A. Afrane, D. A. Amenya, M. Bonizzoni, D. M. Menge, G. Zhou, D. Zhong, A. M. Vardo-Zalik, A.K. Githeko, and G. Yan. 2009. High Prevalence of Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum Infections in a Highland Area of Western Kenya: a Cohort Study. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 200: 66-74.
Vardo-Zalik, A.M., A. Ford, and J. J. Schall. 2009. Detecting number of clones, and their relative abundance, of a malaria parasite (Plasmodium mexicanum) infecting its vertebrate host. Parasitology Research, 105: 209-215.
Vardo-Zalik, A.M. 2009. Clonal diversity of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum, and its transmission success from its vertebrate to insect host. International Journal for Parasitology, 39: 1573-1579.
Fricke, J, A.M. Vardo-Zalik, and J. J. Schall. 2010. Geographic genetic differentiation of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum, and its vertebrate host, the western fence lizard. Journal of Parasitology, 96(2), 308–313.
Ford, A.L., A.M. Vardo-Zalik, and J.J. Schall 2010. Relative clonal density of two malaria parasites, P.falciparum and P. mexicanum, in mixed-genotype infections: validation of technique using microsatellite markers. Journal of Parasitology, in press.