Publication List

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.

Publication List:

Motz, V., W. Lewis, A. M. Vardo-Zalik. Leukocyte profiles of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis, naturally infected by the malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum.Journal of Parasitology, in press.

Hughes, G.L., S. Samuels, K. Shaikh, J. L. Rasgon and A.M. Vardo-Zalik. Discrimination of the Plasmodium mexicanum vectors Lutzomyia stewarti and Lutzomyia vexator by a PCR-RFLP assay and Wolbachia infection. Journal of Vector Ecology, 39(1):224-227. doi: 10.1111/j.1948-7134.2014.12092.x

Vardo-Zalik, A.M., G. Zhou, D. Zhong, Y. Afrane, A. Githeko and G. Yan. 2013. Alterations in Plasmodium falciparum genetic structure two years after increased malaria control efforts in Western Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 88(1): 29-36.

Siddique, S. H. and A. M. Vardo-Zalik. 2012. The effects of available glucose concentration on the population dynamics of growing Escherichia coli cultures. John T. and Paige S. Smith Undergraduate Science Research Symposium Proceedings. 5: 7-12.

Vardo-Zalik, A.M. and R. A. Campbell. 2011. Five new species of Acanthobothrium van Beneden, 1849 (Cestoda: Tetraphyllidea) in elasmobranchs from the northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico with first records from smooth-hound sharks and guitarfish. Zootaxa 2838: 41-64.

Wang, M., O. Marinotti, A. Vardo-Zalik, R. Boparai, and G.Yan. 2011. Genome-wide transcriptional analysis of genes associated with acute desiccation stress in Anopheles gambiae. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026011

Zhong, D., M. Bonizzoni, G. Zhou, G. Wang, B. Chen, A. Vardo-Zalik, L. Cui, G. Yan, B. Zheng. 2011. Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax malaria in China and Myanmar. Infection Genetics and Evolution 11(6):1419-25.

 Zhou, G., Y. Afrane, A. M. Vardo-Zalik, H. Atieli, P. Wamae, Y. E. Himeidan, N. Minakawa, Andrew K. Githeko,  and G. Yan. 2011. Changing Patterns of Malaria Epidemiology between 2002 and 2010 in Western Kenya: The Fall and Rise of Malaria. PLoS ONE 6 (5): e20318. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020318.

Baliraine, FN, Y.A. Afrane, D. A. Amenya, M. Bonizzoni, A. M. Vardo-Zalik, D. M. Menge, G. Zhou, D. Zhong, A.K. Githeko, and G. Yan. 2010. A cohort study of Plasmodium falciparum infection dynamics in Western Kenya Highlands. BMC Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10: 283.

Ford, A.L., A.M. Vardo-Zalik, and J.J. Schall. 2010.  Relative clonal density of malaria parasites in mixed-genotype infections: validation of a technique using microsatellite markers for Plasmodium falciparum and P. mexicanum. Journal of Parasitology, 96(5): 908-13.

 Fricke, J, A.M. Vardo-Zalik, and J. J. Schall. 2010.  Geographic genetic differentiation of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum, and its lizard host, Sceloporus occidentalisJournal of Parasitology, 96(2): 308–313.

 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. 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.

 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. 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.

 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.

 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, the western fence lizard: role of variation in transmission intensity over time and space. Molecular Ecology, 16: 2712-2720.

 Vardo, A.M., A.R. Wargo, and J.J. Schall. 2005. PCR detection of lizard malaria parasites: prevalence of Plasmodium infections with low-level parasitemia differs by site and season.  Journal of Parasitology, 91(6): 1509-1511.

 

 

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