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Research Article

Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) for Lineage Assignment and High Resolution Diversity Studies in Trypanosoma cruzi

  • Matthew Yeo mail,

    Matthew.yeo@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Isabel L. Mauricio,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Louisa A. Messenger,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Michael D. Lewis,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin S. Llewellyn,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nidia Acosta,

    Affiliations: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay

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  • Tapan Bhattacharyya,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Patricio Diosque,

    Affiliation: Unidad de Epidemiología Molecular (UEM), Instituto de Patología Experimental, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina

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  • Hernan J. Carrasco,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas, Venezuela

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  • Michael A. Miles

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001049

About the Authors

Matthew Yeo, Louisa A. Messenger, Michael D. Lewis, Martin S. Llewellyn, Nidia Acosta, Tapan Bhattacharyya, Michael A. Miles
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Isabel L. Mauricio
Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal
Nidia Acosta
Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay
Patricio Diosque
Unidad de Epidemiología Molecular (UEM), Instituto de Patología Experimental, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina
Hernan J. Carrasco
Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas, Venezuela

Corresponding Author

Email: Matthew.yeo@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MY MAM. Performed the experiments: MY LAM. Analyzed the data: MY LAM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MY LAM MDL MSL NA TB PD HJC. Wrote the paper: MY MAM. Input into design of experiments and technical advice: ILM.