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Development of Assays Using Hexokinase and Phosphoglucomutase Gene Sequences That Distinguish Strains of Leishmania tropica from Different Zymodemes and Microsatellite Clusters and Their Application to Palestinian Foci of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

  • Kifaya Azmi mail,

    Kifaya_alkam@yahoo.com

    Affiliations: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, West Bank, Palestine, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Gabriele Schonian,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Lionel F. Schnur,

    Affiliation: Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

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  • Abedelmajeed Nasereddin,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, West Bank, Palestine

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  • Suheir Ereqat,

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, West Bank, Palestine

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  • Ziad Abdeen

    Affiliation: Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, West Bank, Palestine

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  • Published: September 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002464

About the Authors

Kifaya Azmi, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin, Suheir Ereqat, Ziad Abdeen
Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, Abu-Deis, West Bank, Palestine
Kifaya Azmi, Gabriele Schonian
Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Lionel F. Schnur
Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, IMRIC, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: Kifaya_alkam@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KA ZA. Performed the experiments: KA AN. Analyzed the data: KA AN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZA AN SE KA. Wrote the paper: KA GS LFS.