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1 May 2007 DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF LEISHMANIA kDNA IN LUTZOMYIA OLMECA OLMECA AND LUTZOMYIA CRUCIATA (DIPTERA: PSYCHODIDAE) BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION IN SOUTHERN MEXICO
Silvia B. Canto-Lara, María D. Bote-Sánchez, Eduardo A. Rebollar-Téllez, Fernando J. Andrade-Narváez
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Abstract

Localized cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) mexicana is endemic in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico. Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca and Lutzomyia cruciata have been found infected by flagellates. This represents the first report on the detection and identification of Leishmania to the genus and subgenus levels in both sand fly species using the polymerase chain reaction.

Silvia B. Canto-Lara, María D. Bote-Sánchez, Eduardo A. Rebollar-Téllez, and Fernando J. Andrade-Narváez "DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF LEISHMANIA kDNA IN LUTZOMYIA OLMECA OLMECA AND LUTZOMYIA CRUCIATA (DIPTERA: PSYCHODIDAE) BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION IN SOUTHERN MEXICO," Entomological News 118(3), 217-222, (1 May 2007). https://doi.org/10.3157/0013-872X(2007)118[217:DAIOLK]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 June 2006; Accepted: 1 April 2007; Published: 1 May 2007
KEYWORDS
identification
Leishmania (Leishmania) mexicana
Lutzomyia cruciata
Lutzomyia olmeca olmeca
PCR
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