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Research Article

Transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in Marshland and Hilly Regions of China: Parasite Population Genetic and Sibship Structure

  • Da-Bing Lu mail,

    dabing2001wyz@yahoo.com.cn

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • James W. Rudge,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Tian-Ping Wang,

    Affiliation: Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

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  • Christl A. Donnelly,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Guo-Ren Fang,

    Affiliation: Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

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  • Joanne P. Webster

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000781

About the Authors

Da-Bing Lu, James W. Rudge, Christl A. Donnelly, Joanne P. Webster
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Tian-Ping Wang, Guo-Ren Fang
Anhui Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuhu, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Author

Email: dabing2001wyz@yahoo.com.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DBL TPW JPW. Analyzed the data: DBL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DBL JWR TPW CAD JPW. Wrote the paper: DBL JWR CAD JPW. Performed field surveys and PCR work: JWR GRF.