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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Morphological, biological and molecular characterization of three strains of Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas, 1909 (Kinetoplastida, Trypanosomatidae) isolated from Triatoma sordida (Stal) 1859 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) and a domestic cat
Author: Rimoldi, A
Alves, RT
Ambrosio, DL
Fernandes, MZT
Martinez, I
de Araujo, RF
Cicarelli, RMB
da Rosa, JA
Abstract: A study was conducted of the biological, morphological and molecular characters of 3 strains of Trypanosoma cruzi (SI5, SI8 and SIGR(3)) isolated from specimens of Triatoma sordida collected in Santo Inacio and a domestic cat. In order to carry out the study, the following parameters were evaluated: pre-patent period, parasitaemia curves, morphology of the parasites, mortality rates, histopathological lesions and molecular typing. The strains presented variable pre-patent periods, low parasitaemia and no animal mortality. The morphological study of trypomastigotes showed a predominance of intermediate-width and short-length forms, as well as low nuclear index. Epimastigotes presented a low nuclear index, intermediate-width forms in strains SI5 and SI8, and large-width forms in SIGR(3). A shorter length could be noted in strains SI8 and SIGR(3), whereas SI5 displayed an intermediate length. The histopathological study did not detect amastigote nests in tissues. The amplification of the divergent domain of 24S alpha rRNA, HSP60 and GPI genes of strains SI5, SI8 and SIGR(3) classified the 3 strains into Group II. Biological parameters made it possible to classify the strains isolated in Santo Inacio) (BA) into Biodeme III, Zymodeme I and Group II of T. cruzi.
Subject: Trypanosoma cruzi
Chagas' disease
experimental infection
Country: EUA
Editor: Cambridge Univ Press
Citation: Parasitology. Cambridge Univ Press, v. 139, n. 1, n. 37, n. 44, 2012.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1017/S0031182011001697
Date Issue: 2012
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