Leishmania hertigi Herrer
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Storage and Culture Initiation
Frozen ampules packed in dry ice should either be thawed immediately or stored in liquid nitrogen. If liquid nitrogen storage facilities are not available, frozen ampules may be stored at or below -70°C for approximately one week. Do not under any circumstance store frozen ampules at refrigerator freezer temperatures (generally -20°C). Storage of frozen material at this temperature will result in the death of the culture.
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Miles MA, et al. Some methods for the enzymic characterization of Latin-American Leishmania with particular reference to Leishmania mexicana amazonensis and subspecies of Leishmania hertigi. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 74: 243-252, 1980. PubMed: 7385303
Herrer A. Leishmania hertigi sp. n., from the tropical porcupine, Coendou rothschildi Thomas. J. Parasitol. 57: 626-629, 1971. PubMed: 5090970