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Extensive Genetic Diversity, Unique Population Structure and Evidence of Genetic Exchange in the Sexually Transmitted Parasite Trichomonas vaginalis

  • Melissa D. Conrad,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Andrew W. Gorman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Julia A. Schillinger,

    Affiliations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pier Luigi Fiori,

    Affiliation: Division of Microbiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

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  • Rossana Arroyo,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Infectómica y Patogénesis Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Nancy Malla,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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  • Mohan Lal Dubey,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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  • Jorge Gonzalez,

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile

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  • Susan Blank,

    Affiliations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • William E. Secor,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Jane M. Carlton mail

    Jane.Carlton@nyu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: March 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001573

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