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- Venancio, Thiago M.; Wilson, R. Alan; Verjovski-Almeida, Sergio; DeMarco, Ricardo
- International journal for parasitology 2010 v.40 no.6 pp. 743-749
- Schistosoma japonicum; Schistosoma mansoni; blood flukes; evolution; genome; humans; models; people; retrotransposons; schistosomiasis; terminal repeat sequences; transposition (genetics); transposons; Africa; Asia
- ... The genus Schistosoma is composed of blood flukes that infect vertebrates, from which three species are major causative agents of human schistosomiasis, a tropical disease that affects more than 200 million people. Current models of the recent evolution of Schistosoma indicate multiple events of migration and speciation from an Asian ancestral species. Transposable elements are important drivers o ...
- Lai, De-Hua; Wang, Qiao-Ping; Li, Zhi; Luckins, Antony G.; Reid, Simon A.; Lun, Zhao-Rong
- International journal for parasitology 2010 v.40 no.6 pp. 705-710
- Trypanosoma evansi; blood serum; host-parasite relationships; humans; livestock; mice; parasitemia; parasites; pathogen survival; pathogens; provenance; relapse; trypanosomiasis; Africa; India; South America
- ... Trypanosoma brucei evansi, a widely distributed species of trypanosome infecting different livestock species in many countries in Africa, Asia and South America, has recently been reported as a pathogen causing a case of human trypanosomiasis in India. To date, there is little information regarding the natural resistance of animal-infective stocks of T. b. evansi to normal human serum (NHS). In th ...