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Interactions between natural populations of human and rodent schistosomes in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya: a molecular epidemiological approach.
|Title||Interactions between natural populations of human and rodent schistosomes in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya: a molecular epidemiological approach.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Steinauer ML, Mwangi IN, Maina GM, Kinuthia JM, Mutuku MW, Agola EL, Mungai B, Mkoji GM, Loker ES|
|Journal||PLoS neglected tropical diseases|
|Keywords||Animals, DNA, Mitochondrial, Female, Genotype, Humans, Kenya, Male, Mice, Microsatellite Repeats, Molecular Epidemiology, Molecular Sequence Data, Phylogeny, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Schistosoma, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosomiasis, Sequence Analysis, DNA, Snails|
Schistosoma mansoni exists in a complex environmental milieu that may select for significant evolutionary changes in this species. In Kenya, the sympatric distribution of S. mansoni with S. rodhaini potentially influences the epidemiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of both species, because they infect the same species of snail and mammalian hosts and are capable of hybridization.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS Negl Trop Dis|