Leishmaniasis pp 975-976 | Cite as

Workshop III: Molecular Genetics of Leishmania Development

  • Deborah Smith
  • Paul D. Ready
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 171)


In order to understand how Leishmania genes and their products may vary during the parasite life cycle, the techniques of molecular genetics are being widely applied in an attempt to answer questions relating to the structure, expression and regulation of parasite genes. That this is by no means a simple task has been shown in work on Trypanosoma brucei, which not only exhibits a sophisticated genetic mechanism with which to vary its surface antigenic coat, but also displays the unusual (in eukaryotes) property of discontinuous transcription.


Visceral Leishmaniasis Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Trypanosoma Brucei Parasite Gene Bloodstream Form 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah Smith
    • 1
  • Paul D. Ready
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Biochemistry, Pure and Applied BiologyImperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

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