Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) saloboense n. sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) parasite of Monodelphis emiliae (Marsupiala: Didelphidae) from Amazonian Brasil
Silva, F. M. M. da
Franco, C. M
Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) saloboense n. sp., is described in the Brazilian opossum Monodelphis emiliae (Thomas, 1912) from primary forest in the Salobo area of the Serra dos Carajás (6° S, 50° 18´ W) Pará State, North Brazil. Two morphologically different trypomastigotes were noted. Slender forms, regarded as immature parasites, have a poorly developed undulatingmembrane adhering closely to the body: large, broad forms with a well developed membrane are considered to be the mature trypomastigotes and have a mean total length of 71.2 µm (62.4-76.2) and a width of 6.1 (5.0-8.0). Infections studied in two opossums were of very low parasitaemia. The large size of T. (M.) saloboense readily distinguishes it from the two previouslydescribed members of the subgenus Megatrypanum of neotropical marsupials, T. (M.) freitasi Régo et al., 1957 of Didelphis azarae and D. marsupialis, and T. ( M.) samueli Mello, 1977 of Monodelphis domesticus, which measure only 49.0-51.5 µm and 42.4 µm respectively. No infections were obtained in hamsters inoculated with triturated liver and spleen from one infected M. emiliae, or in laboratory mice inoculated with epimastigotesfrom a blood-agar culture. No division stages could be detected in the internal organs or the peripheral blood.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationLAINSON, Ralph; SILVA, F. M. M. da; FRANCO, C. C. Trypanosoma (Megatrypanum) saloboense n. sp. (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) parasite of Monodelphis emiliae (Marsupiala: Didelphidae) from Amazonian Brasil. Parasite, v. 15, n. 2, p. 99-103, 2008.
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Região Amazônica (BR)