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Gene Probes pp 61-83 | Cite as

The β-Tubulin Gene Region as a Molecular Marker to Distinguish Leishmania Parasites

  • Alexis Mendoza-León
  • Luis Luis
  • Clara Martínez
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 179)

Abstract

Leishmania is a protozoan parasite belonging to the order Kinetoplastida, family Trypanosomatidae, and genus Leishmania. These parasites are the causative agents of the disease known as leishmaniasis, which in humans has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations depending on the parasite species. The disease has a wide distribution throughout the world, being endemic in about 88 countries (1,2).

Keywords

Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay Visceral Leishmaniasis Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis Leishmania Parasite Tubulin Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis Mendoza-León
    • 1
  • Luis Luis
    • 1
  • Clara Martínez
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Bioquimica y Biologia Molecular de Parasitos, Instituto de Biologia ExperimentalUniversidade Central de VenezuelaCaracasVenezuela

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