About the Authors

Bárbara Hissa

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Jacqueline G. Duarte

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Ludmila F. Kelles

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Fabio P. Santos

Affiliation Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Helen L. del Puerto

Affiliation Department of General Pathology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Pedro H. Gazzinelli-Guimarães

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Ana M. de Paula

Affiliation Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Ubirajara Agero

Affiliation Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Oscar N. Mesquita

Affiliation Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Cristina Guatimosim

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Egler Chiari

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Luciana O. Andrade

landrade@icb.ufmg.br

Affiliation Department of Morphology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CG LOA. Performed the experiments: BH JGD LFK FPS HLdP PHG AMdP. Analyzed the data: BH FPS PHG AMdP UA CG LOA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: UA ONM CG EC LOA. Wrote the paper: BH CG LOA. Designed the software used in analysis: FPS.