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Palaearctic origin of Leishmania.
  • S. Kerr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • 2000
The hypothesis of a Palaearctic origin of Leishmania in the early Cenozoic, dispersal to the Nearctic in the late Eocene and to the Neotropical in the Pliocene is presented. It is furtherExpand
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Leishmaniasis in Texas: prevalence and seasonal transmission of Leishmania mexicana in Neotoma micropus.
The annual prevalence of Leishmania mexicana in Neotoma micropus from 16 southern Texas localities was determined by screening 192 N. micropus using in vitro culture. Eight woodrats also wereExpand
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Molecular trees of trypanosomes incongruent with fossil records of hosts.
  • S. Kerr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • 1 February 2006
Molecular trees of trypanosomes have confirmed conventionally accepted genera, but often produce topologies that are incongruent with knowledge of the evolution, systematics, and biogeography ofExpand
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Further support for a Palaearctic origin of Leishmania.
The fossil record and systematics of murid rodents, reservoirs of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Palaearctic, Oriental, African, Nearctic and Neotropical, strongly support a PalaearcticExpand
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Short report: a focus of Leishmania mexicana near Tucson, Arizona.
Twenty-eight white-throated woodrats (Neotoma albigula) collected in Pima County, Arizona were screened for Leishmania using culture and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Two rodents were cultureExpand
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Demographics, Den Use, Movements, and Absence of Leishmania mexicana in Southern Plains Woodrats (Neotoma micropus)
Southern plains woodrats (Neotoma micropus; n = 180) from 86 dens were trapped, tagged, and screened for Leishmania during 2,292 trap-nights conducted at the La Copita Research Area in southern TexasExpand
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Isolation of Leishmania mexicana from Neotoma micropus collected in Texas.
A female Neotoma micropus infected with Leishmania was collected in Zavala County, Texas, on 15 January 1990. The infection was limited to lesions at the bases of the ears, and the parasite grewExpand
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Short report: a disseminated infection of Leishmania mexicana in an eastern woodrat, Neotoma floridana, collected in Texas.
An eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana) collected in January 2001 near Bedias, Grimes County, Texas, had extensive lesions of both ears and swollen feet. Impression smears and histologic sectionsExpand
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Population Dynamics of Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) at Two Foci of Leishmaniasis in Texas
Abstract Sand flies were collected at a focus of leishmaniasis in Medina County, TX, from April through October 1997 and at a focus in Bexar County, TX, from April 1998 through December 1999.Expand
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Temporal and spatial distribution of Leishmania mexicana infections in a population of Neotoma micropus.
A 19-month mark-release-recapture study of Neotoma micropus with sequential screening for Leishmania mexicana was conducted in Bexar County, Texas, USA. The overall prevalence rate was 14.7% and theExpand
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