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Research Article

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Method for Rapid Detection of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

  • Zablon Kithinji Njiru mail,

    z.njiru@murdoch.edu.au or zknjiru@hotmail.com

    Affiliations: School of Nursing, Murdoch University, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia, Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kikuyu, Kenya

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  • Andrew Stanislaw John Mikosza,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Tanya Armstrong,

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

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  • John Charles Enyaru,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Joseph Mathu Ndung'u,

    Affiliation: Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Cointrin, Switzerland

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  • Andrew Richard Christopher Thompson

    Affiliation: WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

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  • Published: February 06, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000147
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Zablon Kithinji Njiru
School of Nursing, Murdoch University, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
Zablon Kithinji Njiru
Trypanosomiasis Research Centre, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kikuyu, Kenya
Andrew Stanislaw John Mikosza, Tanya Armstrong, Andrew Richard Christopher Thompson
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
John Charles Enyaru
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Joseph Mathu Ndung'u
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Cointrin, Switzerland

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AT ZN. Performed the experiments: ZN TA AM JE. Analyzed the data: AT ZN JN TA AM JE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AT JN AM. Wrote the paper: ZN JN.