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Research Article

Introgressive Hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium Group Species in Senegal: Species Barrier Break Down between Ruminant and Human Schistosomes

  • Bonnie L. Webster mail,

    bonnie.webster@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

    Current address: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (St Mary's Campus), Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Oumar T. Diaw,

    Affiliation: Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, ISRA route des Hydrocarbures, Bel Air, Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Mohmoudane M. Seye,

    Affiliation: Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, ISRA route des Hydrocarbures, Bel Air, Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Joanne P. Webster,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (St Mary's Campus), Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Rollinson

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 04, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110

About the Authors

Bonnie L. Webster, David Rollinson
Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
Oumar T. Diaw, Mohmoudane M. Seye
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, ISRA route des Hydrocarbures, Bel Air, Dakar, Sénégal
Joanne P. Webster
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (St Mary's Campus), Norfolk Place, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: bonnie.webster@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BLW OTD DR. Performed the experiments: BLW OTD MMS DR. Analyzed the data: BLW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OTD MMS. Wrote the paper: BLW JPW DR.