N Pradeep Kumar

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Anopheles fluviatilis, a major vector of malaria in India has been described as a complex of three sibling species members, named as S, T and U, based on variations in chromosomal inversions. Also, ribosomal DNA markers (repetitive Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) and 28S D3 region) were described to differentiate these three sibling species members.(More)
The peripheral blood samples from domestic dogs (n=47) and wild rats (n=25) in the Kani Tribe settlements, located southernmost part of the Western Ghats, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala, India were examined for Leishmania infection. This area is known for cases of leishmaniasis with cutaneous manifestations and sandfly abundance. The tribes domesticate(More)
The genetic variability of the lymphatic filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti, from three localities (one urban and two rural areas) in southern India, endemic for filariasis was studied using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. The RAPD profiles were generated for 21 parasite populations (7 populations from each area), using a 10-mer random(More)
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