Palaearctic origin of Leishmania.

@article{Kerr2000PalaearcticOO,
  title={Palaearctic origin of Leishmania.},
  author={S. Kerr},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2000},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={
          75-80
        }
}
  • S. Kerr
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
  • 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 further hypothesized that murid rodents and their immediate ancestors have been important mammalian reservoirs since the origination of Leishmania. Biochemical, molecular, biogeographical, entomological, mammalalogical and ecological support for these hypotheses are reviewed. 
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