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Research Article

Host Life History Strategy, Species Diversity, and Habitat Influence Trypanosoma cruzi Vector Infection in Changing Landscapes

  • Nicole L. Gottdenker mail,

    gottdenk@uga.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Luis Fernando Chaves,

    Affiliations: Graduate School of Environmental Sciences and Global Center of Excellence Program on Integrated Field Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Programa de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

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  • José E. Calzada,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Parasitología, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama City, Panama

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  • Azael Saldaña,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Parasitología, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama City, Panama

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  • C. Ronald Carroll

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001884

About the Authors

Nicole L. Gottdenker
Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Luis Fernando Chaves
Graduate School of Environmental Sciences and Global Center of Excellence Program on Integrated Field Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Luis Fernando Chaves
Programa de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
José E. Calzada, Azael Saldaña
Departamento de Parasitología, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama City, Panama
C. Ronald Carroll
Odum School of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: gottdenk@uga.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NLG CRC JEC AS. Performed the experiments: NLG JEC AS. Analyzed the data: NLG LFC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NLG JEC AS LFC. Wrote the paper: NLG LFC.