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New Trypanosoma species, Trypanosoma gennarii sp nov., from South American marsupial in Brazilian Cerrado

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Ferreira, Juliana I. G. S. [1] ; da Costa, Andrea P. [1] ; Nunes, Pablo Henrique [2] ; Ramirez, Diego [1] ; Fournier, Gislene F. R. [1] ; Saraiva, Danilo [1] ; Tonhosolo, Renata [3] ; Marcili, Arlei [4, 1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Med Vet Prevent & Saude Anim, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Integracao Latino Amer, Foz Do Iguagu, PR - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humans, Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Tropica; v. 176, p. 249-255, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Hundreds of trypanosome species have been described in all mammalian orders, on every continent, including with mixed infections. Trypanosomes circulate in the form of sylvatic enzootic infections transmitted by bloodsucking bisects that are associated with the host mammals. Small wild mammals were caught in a fragment of Cerrado terrain on an island in the hydroelectric reservoir of Tres Marias, in the central region of the state of Minas Gerais, using pitfall and Sherman traps with different means of attraction. DNA samples from these mammals were subjected to the conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the full-length genes SSU rDNA and gGAPDH. A total of 232 animals of the orders Dide4)himorphia, Rodentia, Chiroptera and Cingulata were caught (total of 17 species). There were also four species of marsupials: Monodelphis domestica, Didelphis albiventris, Gralicinanus agilis and Micoureus paraguaianus. Among these, there were eight positive individuals of Monodelphis domestica. However, nine cultures were established, because one of them was parasitized by two species of trypanosomes: Trypanosoma cruzi and a new trypanosome species. The new species have a large epimastigote forms, and with a well-developed undulating membrane in trypomastigote forms. The new species Trypanosoma gennarii was described in Monodelphis domestica. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/25592-3 - Taxonomy and phylogeny of Trypanosoma species: description of a new species from wild animals
Grantee:Arlei Marcili
Support type: Regular Research Grants