About the Authors
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Department of Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, United States of America
Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil
Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz–FIOCRUZ, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Laboratorio de Leishmanioses, Instituto de Doencas Tropicais Natan Portella and Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: RG SK JGV. Performed the experiments: CRT RG NC DR RJ FO AS DEE. Analyzed the data: CRT RG SK JGV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NC DR RJ FO AS DEE AC APdS CIB CIdO IM CHNC PV AB. Wrote the paper: CRT RG SK JGV.