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Population Genetics of the Filarial Worm Wuchereria bancrofti in a Post-treatment Region of Papua New Guinea: Insights into Diversity and Life History

  • Scott T. Small ,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Akshaya Ramesh ,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Krufinta Bun,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Lisa Reimer,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Edward Thomsen,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Manasseh Baea,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • Moses J. Bockarie,

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Siba,

    Affiliation: Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

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  • James W. Kazura,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Daniel J. Tisch,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Peter A. Zimmerman mail

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    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: July 11, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002308

About the Authors

Scott T. Small, Akshaya Ramesh, Krufinta Bun, Lisa Reimer, Edward Thomsen, Moses J. Bockarie, James W. Kazura, Daniel J. Tisch, Peter A. Zimmerman
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Lisa Reimer, Edward Thomsen, Manasseh Baea, Moses J. Bockarie, Peter Siba
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Moses J. Bockarie
Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: paz@case.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: STS MJB JWK DJT PAZ. Performed the experiments: STS AR. Analyzed the data: STS AR KB PAZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LR ET MB MJB PS JWK DJT PAZ. Wrote the paper: STS PAZ.