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Comparison of Two Multilocus Sequence Based Genotyping Schemes for Leptospira Species

  • Ahmed Ahmed equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ahmed Ahmed, Janjira Thaipadungpanit

    a.ahmed@kit.nl

    Affiliation: WHO/FAO/OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis, Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Janjira Thaipadungpanit equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ahmed Ahmed, Janjira Thaipadungpanit

    Affiliations: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Medical Proteomics Unit, Office for Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Siriphan Boonsilp,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Vanaporn Wuthiekanun,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Kishore Nalam,

    Affiliation: Pathogen Biology Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

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  • Brian G. Spratt,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • David M. Aanensen,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lee D. Smythe,

    Affiliation: WHO/FAO/OIE Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis, Centre for Public Health Sciences, Queensland Health Scientific Services, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Niyaz Ahmed,

    Affiliations: Pathogen Biology Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, Institute of Biological Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Edward J. Feil,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Rudy A. Hartskeerl,

    Affiliation: WHO/FAO/OIE and National Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Leptospirosis, Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Sharon J. Peacock

    Affiliations: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001374

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