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A genus of flagellate protozoa comprising several species that are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this genus have an amastigote and a promastigote stage in their life cycles. As a result of enzymatic studies this single genus has been divided into two subgenera: Leishmania leishmania and Leishmania viannia. Species within the Leishmania leishmania subgenus include: L. aethiopica, L. arabica, L. donovani, L. enrietti, L. gerbilli, L. hertigi, L. infantum, L. major, L. mexicana, and L. tropica. The following species are those that compose the Leishmania viannia subgenus: L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. lainsoni, L. naiffi, and L. shawi.

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Tree Number(s): B01.268.475.868.488

MeSH Unique ID: D007891

Registry Number: txid5658

Entry Terms:

  • Leishmanias
  • Leishmania viannia
  • Leishmania viannias
  • viannias, Leishmania
  • Leishmania (Viannia)
  • Leishmanias (Viannia)
  • Leishmania (Leishmania)
  • Leishmanias (Leishmania)
  • Leishmania leishmania
  • Leishmania leishmanias
  • leishmanias, Leishmania

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