Fast high yield of pure Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum axenic amastigotes and their infectivity to mouse macrophages


Leishmania (L.) infantum (syn. Leishmania chagasi) is a dimorphic protozoan parasite that lives in promastigote and amastigote form in its sandfly vector and mammalian hosts, respectively. Here, we describe an in vitro culture system for the generation of a pure population of L. infantum axenic amastigotes after only 4 days incubation in culture medium… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-009-1390-4


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