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Research Article

Genetic Structure and Evolution of the Leishmania Genus in Africa and Eurasia: What Does MLSA Tell Us

  • Fouad El Baidouri,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France

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  • Laure Diancourt,

    Affiliation: Pasteur Institute, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France

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  • Vincent Berry,

    Affiliation: Méthodes et Algorithmes pour la Bioinformatique, LIRMM, UMR 5506 CNRS – Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, Institut de Biologie Computationnelle, Montpellier, France

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  • François Chevenet,

    Affiliations: Méthodes et Algorithmes pour la Bioinformatique, LIRMM, UMR 5506 CNRS – Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, Institut de Biologie Computationnelle, Montpellier, France, MIVEGEC, CNRS 5290, IRD 224, Universités Montpellier 1 et 2, Montpellier, France

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  • Francine Pratlong,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France

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  • Pierre Marty,

    Affiliation: Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice et Faculté de Médecine, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Inserm U 1065, Nice, France

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  • Christophe Ravel mail

    christophe.ravel@univ-montp1.fr

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: June 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002255

About the Authors

Fouad El Baidouri, Francine Pratlong, Christophe Ravel
Department of Parasitology, Montpellier University Hospital, Montpellier, France
Laure Diancourt
Pasteur Institute, Genotyping of Pathogens and Public Health, Paris, France
Vincent Berry, François Chevenet
Méthodes et Algorithmes pour la Bioinformatique, LIRMM, UMR 5506 CNRS – Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, Institut de Biologie Computationnelle, Montpellier, France
François Chevenet
MIVEGEC, CNRS 5290, IRD 224, Universités Montpellier 1 et 2, Montpellier, France
Pierre Marty
Parasitologie-Mycologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice et Faculté de Médecine, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Inserm U 1065, Nice, France

Corresponding Author

Email: christophe.ravel@univ-montp1.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CR LD VB FC. Performed the experiments: FEB LD CR. Analyzed the data: CR FEB LD VB FC PM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FP VB FC. Wrote the paper: CR LD FEB. DNA sequencing: FEB LD.