CO and NCO gene conversion breakpoints. A 15 SNP sliding window analysis was used for the detection of recombination breakpoints. (A) CO breakpoint in 7C126, (B) NCO gene conversion in SC05 and (C) complex CO breakpoint accompanied by a conversion tract (defined by rapid allele changes at/near breakpoint) in 7C126. Increased marker resolution refined the location of CO breakpoints (indicated by a double arrow). (i) MS markers in the P. falciparum linkage map . (ii) SNPs detected by 454 sequencing. Each line represents a single SNP marker. (iii) Allelic ratio summary of the 15 SNP sliding windows is given in the plot by the first SNP position in each window. i, ii and iii were ordered according to the chromosomal location (PlasmoDB v5.4 ).