About the Authors

Katrin Kuhls, Mohammad Zahangir Alam, Gabriele Schönian
Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Elisa Cupolillo
Laboratório de Pesquisa em Leishmaniose, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gabriel Eduardo M. Ferreira
Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Isabel L. Mauricio, Michael A. Miles
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Rolando Oddone
Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay

M. Dora Feliciangeli
Universidad de Carabobo, BIOMED-Centro Nacional de Referencia de Flebotomos de Venezuela, UC-BIOMED-CNRFV, Maracay, Venezuela

Thierry Wirth
Département de Systématique et Évolution, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, UMR-CNRS 5202, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Katrin.Kuhls@o2online.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KK GS EC MAM. Performed the experiments: KK MZA RO GEMF. Analyzed the data: KK TW MZA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS EC ILM RO MDF GEMF. Wrote the paper: KK GS EC ILM GEMF MAM.