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Revising Leishmania’s life cycle

A study of blood-feeding female sand flies has shown how successive blood meals amplify Leishmania infections in the vector’s gut and enhance transmission of the tropical disease leishmaniasis.

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Fig. 1: Revised life cycle of Leishmania in the sand fly1,3.


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Bates, P.A. Revising Leishmania’s life cycle. Nat Microbiol 3, 529–530 (2018).

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