About the Authors

Kharleezelle J. Moendeg

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Software, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, Department of Biology, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

Jose Ma M. Angeles

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Resources, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Ryo Nakao

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Software, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Disease Control, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Lydia R. Leonardo

Roles Conceptualization, Project administration, Resources, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla

Roles Formal analysis, Investigation, Software, Validation

Affiliation Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

Yasuyuki Goto

Roles Resources

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Department of Animal Resource Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Masashi Kirinoki

Roles Methodology, Resources

Affiliation Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan

Elena A. Villacorte

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Pilarita T. Rivera

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Noboru Inoue

Roles Resources

Affiliation National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Yuichi Chigusa

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan

Shin-ichiro Kawazu

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

skawazu@obihiro.ac.jp

Affiliation National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.