New insights on taxonomy, phylogeny and population genetics of Leishmania (Viannia) parasites based on multilocus sequence analysis.
- Autores: Boité MC, Cupolillo E, Mauricio IL, Miles MA
- Journal: PLoS Negl Trop Dis
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=New+insights+on+taxonomy%2C+phylogeny+and+population+genetics+of+Leishmania+(Viannia)+parasites+based+on+multilocus+sequence+analysis
The Leishmania genus comprises up to 35 species, some with status still under discussion. The multilocus sequence typing (MLST)–extensively used for bacteria–has been proposed for pathogenic trypanosomatids. For Leishmania, however, a detailed analysis and revision on the taxonomy is still required.