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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