Genetic Structure of Lutzomyia longipalpis Populations in Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil, Based on Microsatellite Markers

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BACKGROUND Lutzomyialongipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) is the major vector of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum and thus plays a crucial role in the epidemiology of American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL). This vector is the best studied species of sand fly in the Neotropical region. Many studies claim that this vector is in fact a species complex; however… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074268

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@inproceedings{Santos2013GeneticSO, title={Genetic Structure of Lutzomyia longipalpis Populations in Mato Grosso Do Sul, Brazil, Based on Microsatellite Markers}, author={Mirella F. C. Santos and Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla and Diego Peres Alonso and Jos{\'e} Dilermando Andrade-Filho and Aline Etelvina Casaril and Alda Maria Teixeira Ferreira and Carlos Eurico dos Santos Fernandes and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil and Alessandra Gutierrez de Oliveira}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2013} }