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Research Article

Recent, Independent and Anthropogenic Origins of Trypanosoma cruzi Hybrids

  • Michael D. Lewis mail,

    michael.lewis@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin S. Llewellyn,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew Yeo,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nidia Acosta,

    Affiliations: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, 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 Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay

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  • Michael W. Gaunt,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Michael A. Miles

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 11, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001363

About the Authors

Michael D. Lewis, Martin S. Llewellyn, Matthew Yeo, Nidia Acosta, Michael W. Gaunt, Michael A. Miles
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Nidia Acosta
Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.lewis@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MDL MAM. Performed the experiments: MDL MSL NA MY. Analyzed the data: MDL MSL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSL NA MY MWG. Wrote the paper: MDL MSL MY MWG MAM.