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Research Article

Genetic Variation and Exchange in Trypanosoma cruzi Isolates from the United States

  • Dawn M. Roellig mail,

    iyd4@cdc.gov

    Affiliations: Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Mason Y. Savage,

    Affiliation: Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • A. Wendy Fujita,

    Affiliation: Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Christian Barnabé,

    Affiliation: MIVEGEC (Université de Montpellier 1 et 2 - CNRS 5290 - IRD 224), Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Representation in Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia

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  • Michel Tibayrenc,

    Affiliation: MIVEGEC (Université de Montpellier 1 et 2 - CNRS 5290 - IRD 224), Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Université Montpellier I/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IRD Center, Montpellier, France

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  • Frank J. Steurer,

    Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Yabsley

    Affiliations: Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: February 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056198

About the Authors

Dawn M. Roellig, Mason Y. Savage, A. Wendy Fujita, Michael J. Yabsley
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Dawn M. Roellig
Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Christian Barnabé
MIVEGEC (Université de Montpellier 1 et 2 - CNRS 5290 - IRD 224), Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Representation in Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia
Michel Tibayrenc
MIVEGEC (Université de Montpellier 1 et 2 - CNRS 5290 - IRD 224), Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Université Montpellier I/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, IRD Center, Montpellier, France
Frank J. Steurer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Michael J. Yabsley
D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: iyd4@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DMR MJY. Performed the experiments: DMR MYS AWF MJY. Analyzed the data: DMR MYS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CB MT FJS. Wrote the paper: DMR CB MT MJY.