Leishmania Strain Reference List


Leishmania Strain Reference List
Leishmania Species (ICN)sort iconLocationInternational Code Number
L.(L.)enriettii*New WorldMCAV/BR/1945/L88+
L.(L.)forattinii*New WorldMDID/BR/1977/Conchas
L.(L.)garnhamiNew WorldMHOM/VE/1976/JAP78+
L.(L.)gerbilliOld WorldMRHO/CN/1960/GERBILLI+
L.(L.) herreri1New WorldMCHO/CR/??/CR1016
L.(L.)hertigi1New WorldMCOE/PA/1980/65/C8+
L.(L.)infantum***Old WorldMHOM/TN/1980/IPT1+
L.(L.)killicki*Old WorldMHOM/TN/1980/LEM904+
L.(L.)majorOld WorldMHOM/SU/1973/5ASKH+
L.(L.) mexicanaNew WorldMNYC/BZ/1962/M379

S = Sauroleishmania.
Type status of reference strain:* = holotype; ** paratype; *** = neotype.
+ recommended by WHO (1990)
1 There is controversy as to the inclusion of these parasites within the genus Leishmania
World Health Organization. Control of the leishmaniasis. Report of a WHO Expert Committee. Wld Hlth Org Techn Rep Ser 1990; 793:1-158.