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Research Article

Bidirectional Introgressive Hybridization between a Cattle and Human Schistosome Species

  • Tine Huyse equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tine Huyse, Bonnie L. Webster

    Tine.Huyse@bio.kuleuven.be

    Affiliations: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Antwerpen, Belgium, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • Bonnie L. Webster equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Tine Huyse, Bonnie L. Webster

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Geldof,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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  • J. Russell. Stothard,

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Oumar T. Diaw,

    Affiliation: Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Bel Air, Dakar, Sénégal

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  • Katja Polman,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Antwerpen, Belgium

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  • David Rollinson

    Affiliation: Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 04, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000571

About the Authors

Tine Huyse, Katja Polman
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Antwerpen, Belgium
Tine Huyse, Sarah Geldof
Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Bonnie L. Webster, J. Russell. Stothard, David Rollinson
Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Oumar T. Diaw
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Bel Air, Dakar, Sénégal

Corresponding Author

Email: Tine.Huyse@bio.kuleuven.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TH BLW JRS. Performed the experiments: TH BLW SG OTD. Analyzed the data: TH BLW JRS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TH KP DR. Wrote the paper: TH BLW DR. Designed the multiplex PCR protocol and performed the fieldwork for the KUL part of the study: TH. Performed most part of the field work relating to CONTRAST: BLW. Played a role in the planning and organization of aspects of the field and laboratory work relating to CONTRAST: JRS. Coordinated the fieldwork relating to CONTRAST: OTD. Coordinated the fieldwork in Senegal and is in charge of the Senegalese field team; trained the field team and provided all material and working space in Senegal; provided useful suggestions for the manuscript: KP. Is in charge of the CONTRAST program in Senegal: DR.