Lutzomyia umbratilis, the Main Vector of Leishmania guyanensis, Represents a Novel Species Complex?

@inproceedings{Scarpassa2012LutzomyiaUT,
  title={Lutzomyia umbratilis, the Main Vector of Leishmania guyanensis, Represents a Novel Species Complex?},
  author={Vera Margarete Scarpassa and Ronildo Baiatone Alencar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Lutzomyia umbratilis is an important Leishmania guyanensis vector in South America. Previous studies have suggested differences in the vector competence between L. umbratilis populations situated on opposite banks of the Amazonas and Negro Rivers in the central Amazonian Brazil region, likely indicating a species complex. However, few studies have been performed on these populations and the taxonomic status of L. umbratilis remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS… CONTINUE READING

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