Recent, Independent and Anthropogenic Origins of Trypanosoma cruzi Hybrids

@inproceedings{Lewis2011RecentIA,
  title={Recent, Independent and Anthropogenic Origins of Trypanosoma cruzi Hybrids},
  author={Michael David Lewis and Martin Stephen Llewellyn and Matthew Sze-Wei Yeo and N. Sebasti{\'a}n Acosta and Michael W. Gaunt and Michael Alexander Miles},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
The single celled eukaryote Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite transmitted by numerous species of triatomine bug in the Americas, causes Chagas disease in humans. T. cruzi generally reproduces asexually and appears to have a clonal population structure. However, two of the six major circulating genetic lineages, TcV and TcVI, are TcII-TcIII inter-lineage hybrids that are frequently isolated from humans in regions where chronic Chagas disease is particularly severe. Nevertheless, a prevalent view is… CONTINUE READING

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