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Genome analysis of triploid hybrid Leishmania parasite from the neotropics

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

We discovered a hybrid Leishmania parasite in Costa Rica that is genetically similar to hybrids from Panama. Genome analyses demonstrated the hybrid is triploid and identified L. braziliensis and L. guyanensis-related strains as parents. Our findings highlight the existence of poorly sampled Leishmania (Viannia) variants infectious to humans.

Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1080-6040
Issue: 5
Volume: 29
Pages: 1076-1078
Publication year:2023