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Leishmania infantum Genetic Diversity and Lutzomyia longipalpis Mitochondrial Haplotypes in Brazil

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Martins Ribolla, Paulo Eduardo [1] ; Gushi, Leticia Tsieme [1] ; Pires e Cruz, Maria do Socorro [2] ; Nery Costa, Carlos Henrique [3] ; Costa, Dorcas Lamounier [3] ; da Costa Lima Junior, Manoel Sebastiao [4] ; Moraes Cavalheiros Dorval, Maria Elizabeth [4] ; de Oliveira, Alessandra Gutierrez [5] ; da Cunha Santos, Mirella Ferreira [5] ; Fonseca Camargo-Neves, Vera Lucia [6] ; Castello Branco Fortaleza, Carlos Magno [7] ; Alonso, Diego Peres [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Dept Parasitol, Inst Biotecnol Botucatu IBTEC, BR-18607440 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Piaui, Ctr Ciencias Agr, Dept Morfofisiol Vet, BR-64049550 Teresina, PI - Brazil
[3] Inst Doencas Trop Natan Portella, Lab Pesquisa Leishmaniose Visceral, BR-64001450 Teresina, PI - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Fac Med FAMED, Programa Posgrad Doencas Infecciosas & Parasitari, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[6] Superintendencia Controle Endemias SUCEN, BR-01027000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[7] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Fac Med Botucatu, Dept Doencas Trop, BR-18618687 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 3

Leishmania infantum is the etiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Americas with domestic dogs being its major reservoir hosts. The main VL vector is the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis, while other Lutzomyia species may play a role in disease transmission. Although the genetic structure of L. infantum populations has been widely evaluated, only a few studies have addressed this subject coupled to the genetic structure of the respective sandfly vectors. In this study, we analyzed the population structure of L. infantum in threemajor VL endemic areas in Brazil and associated it with Lutzomyia longipalpis geographic structure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/10030-9 - Leishmania chagasi genetic population by PCR-RFLP
Grantee:Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla
Support type: Regular Research Grants