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Research Article

Landscape Genetics Reveals Focal Transmission of a Human Macroparasite

  • Charles D. Criscione mail,

    ccriscione@mail.bio.tamu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Joel D. Anderson,

    Affiliation: Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station, Coastal Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Palacios, Texas, United States of America

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  • Dan Sudimack,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Janardan Subedi,

    Affiliation: Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Ram P. Upadhayay,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bharat Jha,

    Affiliation: Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Majarajgung, Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • Kimberly D. Williams,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Department of Pediatrics, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Sarah Williams-Blangero,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Timothy J. C. Anderson

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: April 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000665

About the Authors

Charles D. Criscione
Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Joel D. Anderson
Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station, Coastal Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Palacios, Texas, United States of America
Dan Sudimack, Ram P. Upadhayay, Sarah Williams-Blangero, Timothy J. C. Anderson
Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Janardan Subedi
Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, United States of America
Bharat Jha
Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Majarajgung, Kathmandu, Nepal
Kimberly D. Williams
Department of Anthropology and Department of Pediatrics, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ccriscione@mail.bio.tamu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CDC SWB TJCA. Performed the experiments: CDC JDA DS RPU KDW TJCA. Analyzed the data: CDC TJCA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS BJ. Wrote the paper: CDC SWB TJCA.