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Lutzomyia Sand Fly Diversity and Rates of Infection by Wolbachia and an Exotic Leishmania Species on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

  • Jorge Azpurua,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá

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  • Dianne De La Cruz,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá

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  • Anayansi Valderama,

    Affiliation: Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estúdios para la Salud, Panamá, República de Panamá

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  • Donald Windsor mail

    windsord@si.edu

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá

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  • Published: March 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000627

About the Authors

Jorge Azpurua, Dianne De La Cruz, Donald Windsor
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá
Anayansi Valderama
Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estúdios para la Salud, Panamá, República de Panamá

Corresponding Author

Email: windsord@si.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DDlC AV. Performed the experiments: JA DDlC. Analyzed the data: JA DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DW. Wrote the paper: JA DW.