Introgressive hybridization of Schistosoma haematobium group species in Senegal: species barrier break down between ruminant and human schistosomes.

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Bonnie L Webster; Oumar T Diaw; Mohmoudane M Seye; Joanne P Webster; David Rollinson;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases,volume 7,issue 4 (issn: 1935-2727, eissn: 1935-2735)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002110, pmc: PMC3617179
  • Subject: RC955-962 | Research Article | Biology | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Zoology | Parasitology
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

BACKGROUND: Schistosomes are dioecious parasitic flatworms, which live in the vasculature of their mammalian definitive hosts. They are the causative agent of schistosomiasis, a disease of considerable medical and veterinary importance in tropical and subtropical region... View more
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