Publication
Title
Putative **Leishmania** hybrids in the Eastern Andean valley of Huanuco, Peru
Author
Abstract
During an outbreak of tegumentary leishmaniasis that developed in the 1990s in the Eastern Andean valley of Huanuco, Peru, the coexistence of Andean (uta) and sylvatic leishmaniases was suspected for ecological and geographical reasons, and sympatric sampling was carried out. Seven human isolates of Leishmania were characterized by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, random amplification of polymorphic DNA and molecular karyotyping. The three methods identified 3 isolates as L. braziliensis, and 4 isolates as putative hybrids with characters of L. braziliensis and L. peruviana. Data from Huanuco are compared to previous results from other areas endemic for uta. Biological and epidemiological implications are discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta tropica. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 1995
ISSN
0001-706X
Volume/pages
59:4(1995), p. 293-307
ISI
A1995RU97600005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.08.2011
Last edited 23.06.2017