Guns, germs and dogs: On the origin of Leishmania chagasi.

Abstract

The evolutionary history of Leishmania chagasi, the aetiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis in South America has been widely debated. This study addresses the problem of the origin of L. chagasi, its timing and demography with fast evolving genetic markers, a suite of Bayesian clustering algorithms and coalescent modelling. Here, using 14… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.04.004

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