Population structures of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania tropica the causative agents of kala-azar in Southwest Iran

@article{Ghatee2018PopulationSO,
  title={Population structures of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania tropica the causative agents of kala-azar in Southwest Iran},
  author={Mohammad Amin Ghatee and Hossein Mirhendi and M Karamian and Walter R. Taylor and Iraj Sharifi and Massood Hosseinzadeh and Zahra Kanannejad},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={117},
  pages={3447-3458}
}
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic in Iran and is caused predominantly by Leishmania infantum, but L. tropica is emerging as an important cause. We studied the intra-species population structure of Leishmania spp. causing VL in southwest Iran by sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 1 of DNA samples from 29 bone marrow aspiration smears. L. infantum (n = 25) and L. tropica (n = 4) were identified, consisting of 10 and three ITS1 sequence types (STs), respectively… CONTINUE READING
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