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Comparative Microsatellite Typing of New World Leishmania infantum Reveals Low Heterogeneity among Populations and Its Recent Old World Origin

  • Katrin Kuhls mail,

    Katrin.Kuhls@o2online.de

    Affiliation: Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Mohammad Zahangir Alam,

    Affiliation: Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Current address: Department of Parasitology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

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  • Elisa Cupolillo,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Pesquisa em Leishmaniose, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Gabriel Eduardo M. Ferreira,

    Affiliation: Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Isabel L. Mauricio,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

    Current address: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Rolando Oddone,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay

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  • M. Dora Feliciangeli,

    Affiliation: Universidad de Carabobo, BIOMED-Centro Nacional de Referencia de Flebotomos de Venezuela, UC-BIOMED-CNRFV, Maracay, Venezuela

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  • Thierry Wirth,

    Affiliation: Département de Systématique et Évolution, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, UMR-CNRS 5202, Paris, France

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  • Michael A. Miles,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gabriele Schönian

    Affiliation: Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Published: June 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001155

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