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Research Article

Experimental Transmission of Leishmania infantum by Two Major Vectors: A Comparison between a Viscerotropic and a Dermotropic Strain

  • Carla Maia,

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Unidade de Parasitologia Médica, Centro de Malária e Doenças Tropicais, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Veronika Seblova,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Jovana Sadlova,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Jan Votypka,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Petr Volf mail

    volf@cesnet.cz

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Published: June 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001181

About the Authors

Carla Maia, Veronika Seblova, Jovana Sadlova, Jan Votypka, Petr Volf
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Carla Maia
Unidade de Parasitologia Médica, Centro de Malária e Doenças Tropicais, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Corresponding Author

Email: volf@cesnet.cz

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM VS JS JV PV. Performed the experiments: CM VS JS JV. Analyzed the data: CM JV PV. Wrote the paper: CM PV.