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Research Article

Genotyping of Human Lice Suggests Multiple Emergences of Body Lice from Local Head Louse Populations

  • Wenjun Li,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

    Current address: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Research Drive, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.

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  • Gabriel Ortiz,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

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  • Pierre-Edouard Fournier,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

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  • Gregory Gimenez,

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

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  • David L. Reed,

    Affiliation: Florida Museum of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Barry Pittendrigh,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Didier Raoult mail

    Didier.raoult@gmail.com

    Affiliation: URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France

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  • Published: March 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000641

About the Authors

Wenjun Li, Gabriel Ortiz, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Gregory Gimenez, Didier Raoult
URMITE, UMR CNRS 6236, IRD 198, Université de la Méditerranée, Faculté de Médecine, Marseille, France
David L. Reed
Florida Museum of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Barry Pittendrigh
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Didier.raoult@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR. Performed the experiments: WL GO GG. Analyzed the data: WL GO PEF GG DLR BP DR. Wrote the paper: WL PEF DLR BP DR.