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Diversity of parasites of the genus Leishmania and Trypanosoma in wild mammals of one conservation units and domestic animals from their surroundings in the State of Espírito Santo.

Grant number: 11/15311-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator:Arlei Marcili
Grantee:Igor da Cunha Lima Acosta
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/50886-7 - Isolation and morphological, biological and molecular characterization and multigenes phylogeography from species causing visceral leishmaniasis, AP.JP


The species of the genus Trypanosoma parasites of all vertebrate classes (Fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) and Leishmania species parasites mammals in New World and have life cycles with alternation between vertebrates and invertebrates. Most species develop in arthropod vectors, which may belong to different ordes and families. The trypanosomes circulate in sylvatic enzootic diseases as associated with the hosts and their ecotopes. Most species are not pathogenic, T. cruzi is the only species pathogenic to humans in the Americas. Visceral leishmaniasis is an important zoonosis and has wild domestic canids as important reservoirs known. Studies with some species of trypanosomes indicate a great complexity of the sylvatic cycle in biomes, including Atlantic Rainforest, but there are few studies in the Espirito Santo State. So far, not been evaluated small terrestrial mammals, large mammals (Tapirus terrestris) and bats as reservoirs of these parasites in this State. This project main objective, knowledge of the diversity of parasites of the genus Leishmania and Trypanosoma in wild and domestic animals in two protected areas in the Espirito Santo State through the isolation, characterization and molecular phylogenetic studies with tradicional markers for the group.

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MARCILI, ARLEI; SPERANCA, MARCIA AP.; DA COSTA, ANDREA P.; MADEIRA, MARIA DE F.; SOARES, HERBERT S.; SANCHES, CAMILA DE O. C. C.; ACOSTA, IGOR DA C. L.; GIROTTO, ALINE; MINERVINO, ANTONIO H. H.; HORTA, MAURICIO C.; et al. Phylogenetic relationships of Leishmania species based on trypanosomatid barcode (SSU rDNA) and gGAPDH genes: Taxonomic revision of Leishmania (L.) infantum chagasi in South America. INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, v. 25, p. 44-51, . (10/50886-7, 11/15311-6, 11/19853-8, 12/20221-9)
LIMA ACOSTA, IGOR DA CUNHA; DA COSTA, ANDREA PEREIRA; NUNES, PABLO HENRIQUE; NAEGELI GONDIM, MARIA FERNANDA; GATTI, ANDRESSA; ROSSI, JR., JOAO LUIZ; GENNARI, SOLANGE MARIA; MARCILI, ARLEI. Morphological and molecular characterization and phylogenetic relationships of a new species of trypanosome in Tapirus terrestris (lowland tapir), Trypanosoma terrestris sp nov., from Atlantic Rainforest of southeastern Brazil. PARASITES & VECTORS, v. 6, . (10/50886-7, 11/15311-6, 11/19853-8)
DA COSTA, ANDREA P.; NUNES, PABLO HENRIQUE; SANTOS LEITE, BEATRIZ HELENA; FERREIRA, JULIANA ISABEL G. DA S.; TONHOSOLO, RENATA; DA ROSA, ADRIANA RUCKERT; DA ROCHA, PATRICIO ADRIANO; AIRES, CAROLINE COTRIM; GENNARI, SOLANGE MARIA; MARCILI, ARLEI. Diversity of bats trypanosomes in hydroeletric area of Belo Monte in Brazilian Amazonia. Acta Tropica, v. 164, p. 185-193, . (10/50886-7, 11/15311-6, 11/19853-8)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ACOSTA, Igor da Cunha Lima. Diversity of parasites of the genus Leishmania and Trypanosoma in a wildlife conservation area and pets from their surroundings in Espírito Santo. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ/SBD) São Paulo.

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