About the Authors

Katrin Kuhls

Katrin.Kuhls@o2online.de

Affiliation Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Mohammad Zahangir Alam

Address Current address: Department of Parasitology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Affiliation Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Elisa Cupolillo

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

Gabriel Eduardo M. Ferreira

Affiliation Laboratório de Biologia Molecular de Insetos, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Isabel L. Mauricio

Address Current address: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Rolando Oddone

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

M. Dora Feliciangeli

Affiliation Universidad de Carabobo, BIOMED-Centro Nacional de Referencia de Flebotomos de Venezuela, UC-BIOMED-CNRFV, Maracay, Venezuela

Thierry Wirth

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

Michael A. Miles

Affiliation Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Gabriele Schönian

Affiliation Institut für Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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.