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Table 1 Leishmania reference strains and additional strains used in this study with information about international code number, clinical form and host according to the World Health Organization classification [25]

From: Amino acid permease 3 (aap3) coding sequence as a target for Leishmania identification and diagnosis of leishmaniases using high resolution melting analysis

Strain International code number Clinical form Isolated from WHO reference strain
Assay standard strains
L. (L.) donovani MHOM/IN/80/DD8 Visceral Homo sapiens Yes
L. (L.) infantum MCER/BR/1981/M6445 Visceral Cerdocyon thous No
L. (L.) tropica MHOM/SU/60/OD Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) major MHOM/IL/81/Friedlin Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) amazonensis MHOM/BR/1973/M2269 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (L.) mexicana MNYC/BZ/62/M379 Cutaneous Nyctomys sumichrasti Yes
L. (V.) lainsoni MHOM/BR/81/M6426 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (V.) braziliensis MHOM/BR/1975/M2903 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (V.) guyanensis MHOM/BR/1975/M4147 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (V.) naiffi MDAS/BR/1979/M5533 na Dasypus novemcinctus Yes
L. (V.) shawi MCEB/BR/84/M8408 Cutaneous Cebus apella Yes
Additional strains used for specificity studies
L. (L.) donovani MHOM/CY/2006/CH33 Visceral Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) tropica MHOM/SU/74/K27 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (L.) tropica MHOM/MA/2000/INHW10 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) major MHOM/AF/2006/LEM5344 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) major MHOM/MA/2004/LEM4905 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) major MHOM/TN/2006/LPN296 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) major MRHO/SU/59/LV39 na Rhombomys opimus No
L. (L.) mexicana MHOM/BZ/82/BEL21 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (L.) mexicana MHOM/MX/93/CRE47 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (L.) mexicana MHOM/MX/96/NAN01 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (V.) braziliensis MHOM/BR/75/M2904 Cutaneous Homo sapiens Yes
L. (V.) braziliensis MHOM/BR/87/LTB12MAR87 Mucocutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (V.) guyanensis MHOM/GF/94/22319 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
L. (V.) naiffi MHOM/GF/97/CRE88 Cutaneous Homo sapiens No
  1. Abbreviation: na not applicable