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Research Article

Multi-Locus Sequence Analysis Reveals Profound Genetic Diversity among Isolates of the Human Pathogen Bartonella bacilliformis

  • Gemma L. Chaloner mail,

    g.chaloner@liv.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Palmira Ventosilla,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander Von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

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  • Richard J. Birtles

    Affiliations: Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001248

About the Authors

Gemma L. Chaloner, Richard J. Birtles
Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Palmira Ventosilla
Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander Von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
Richard J. Birtles
School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: g.chaloner@liv.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RJB GLC PV. Performed the experiments: GLC PV. Analyzed the data: RJB GLC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GLC RJB PV. Wrote the paper: GLC RJB.