Genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi circulating in mammals and triatomines collected in urban areas, in French Guiana

Genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi circulating in mammals and triatomines collected in urban areas, in French Guiana

Category

Biomedicine

Available online

20 Feb 2014

Found in Edition

2014, Volume 5, 456-460

Format

Full-length paper
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease is a parasitic protozoan endemic to Latin America. This parasite is highly diverse, with several divergent and discrete major genotypes reported: TcI to TcVI. In this study, we report genetic diversity of T. cruzi circulating in mammals and triatomines 85 samples collected in Cayenne and its surroundings , after amplification of the mini-exon gene. Two distinct groups TcI 55,3 %, TcIII-TcIV 36,5 % and co-infection 8,2 % were defined in 58 triatomines, 13 wild mammals, 12 dogs and 2 human samples.

Subject

Trypanosoma cruzi

Keywords

Genetic diversity, Trypanosoma cruzi, mammals, triatomines, French Guiana

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Julie Péneau (1)

Faculté de Médecine Hyacinthe Bastaraud de l’Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Épidémiologie des Parasitoses Tropicales EPaT, Cayenne, French Guiana.

Denis Blanchet (1)

Laboratoire Hospitalier et Universitaire de Parasitologie et Mycologie Médicale, Centre hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana.

Benoît de Thoisy (1)

Laboratoire des Interactions Virus-Hôtes, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana. 
Association Kwata “Study and Conservation of Guianan Wildlife”, Cayenne, French Guiana

Christine Aznar (1)

Faculté de Médecine Hyacinthe Bastaraud de l’Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Épidémiologie des Parasitoses Tropicales EPaT, Cayenne, French Guiana.
Laboratoire Hospitalier et Universitaire de Parasitologie et Mycologie Médicale, Centre hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana.
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