Phylogeny of Leishmania according to the Neighbor-joining (panel A) and Minimum Evolution (panel B) methods based on the multiple sequence alignment of 3’UTR of HSP70-I gene. Numbers above the branch represent percent recovery in 1,000 bootstrap pseudoreplicates analysis (only values above 90 are shown). All positions containing gaps and missing data were eliminated from the dataset (complete deletion option). There were a total of 493 positions in the final dataset. Phylogenetic analyses were conducted in MEGA4 . Distance represents the number of base substitutions per site. Species are abbreviated as follows: Lae, L. aethiopica; Lam, L. amazonensis; Lb, L. braziliensis; Ld, L. donovani; Lg, L. guyanensis; Li, L. infantum; Ll, L. lainsoni; Lmj, L. major; Lp, L. peruviana; Lpa, L. panamensis; Lt, L. tropica. See Table 1 for additional information of the strains.