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Research Article

Polymorphism in the HASPB Repeat Region of East African Leishmania donovani Strains

  • Arie Zackay,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Abdelmajeed Nasereddin,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Yegnasew Takele,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Dagimawie Tadesse,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, Arba Minch Hospital, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

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  • Workagegnehu Hailu,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Zewdu Hurissa,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Sisay Yifru,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Teklu Weldegebreal,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, Arba Minch Hospital, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

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  • Ermias Diro,

    Affiliation: Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia

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  • Aysheshm Kassahun,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Asrat Hailu,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  • Charles L. Jaffe mail

    cjaffe@cc.huji.ac.il

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002031

About the Authors

Arie Zackay, Abdelmajeed Nasereddin, Charles L. Jaffe
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
Yegnasew Takele, Workagegnehu Hailu, Zewdu Hurissa, Sisay Yifru, Ermias Diro
Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Dagimawie Tadesse, Teklu Weldegebreal
Leishmaniasis Research and Treatment Centre, Arba Minch Hospital, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Aysheshm Kassahun
Department of Parasitology, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Asrat Hailu
School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author

Email: cjaffe@cc.huji.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AZ AN CLJ. Performed the experiments: AZ AN. Analyzed the data: AZ CLJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YT DT WH ZH SY TW ED AK AH AZ AN CLJ. Wrote the paper: AZ CLJ AN AH.