Identification of Lebanese dermotropic putative **Leishmania archibaldi** isolates by gp63 PCR-RFLPIdentification of Lebanese dermotropic putative **Leishmania archibaldi** isolates by gp63 PCR-RFLP
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
95(2001):6, p. 687-688
Leishmania stocks isolated from cutaneous lesions in Lebanon were characterized by PCR methods. The stocks were typed as putative L. (L.) archibaldi (gp63 PCR-RFLP), belonging to 2 different genotypes (PCR-based schizodeme analysis). This constitutes the first report on the presence of L. (L.) archibaldi in the Middle East.