Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida

Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador.

G. Grimaldi Júnior, R. D. Kreutzer, Y. Hashiguchi, E. A. Gomez, T. Mimory, R. B. Tesh

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Abstract

Characterization is given of a new parasite, Leishmania equatorensis sp. n., which was isolated from the viscera of a sloth (Choloepus hoffmanni) and a squirrel (Sciurus granatensis), captured in humid tropical forest on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador. Data based on biological and molecular criteria, as well as numerical zymotaxonomical analysis, indicate that this parasite is a new species of the L. braziliensis complex. L. equatorensis is clearly distinguishable from all other known species within this complex, using the following molecular criteria: reactivity patterns with specific monoclonal antibodies, isoenzyme electrophoresis, and restriction-endonuclease fragment patterns of kinetoplast DNA (k-DNA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-228
Number of pages8
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volume87
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Kinetoplastida
Trypanosomatina
Ecuador
Mammals
Leishmania
Sloths
Parasites
Kinetoplast DNA
Sciuridae
Viscera
DNA Restriction Enzymes
Electrophoresis
Isoenzymes
Coastal zones
Numerical analysis
Monoclonal Antibodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Grimaldi Júnior, G., Kreutzer, R. D., Hashiguchi, Y., Gomez, E. A., Mimory, T., & Tesh, R. B. (1992). Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 87(2), 221-228.

Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida : Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador. / Grimaldi Júnior, G.; Kreutzer, R. D.; Hashiguchi, Y.; Gomez, E. A.; Mimory, T.; Tesh, R. B.

In: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 87, No. 2, 04.1992, p. 221-228.

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Grimaldi Júnior, G, Kreutzer, RD, Hashiguchi, Y, Gomez, EA, Mimory, T & Tesh, RB 1992, 'Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador.', Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 221-228.
Grimaldi Júnior, G. ; Kreutzer, R. D. ; Hashiguchi, Y. ; Gomez, E. A. ; Mimory, T. ; Tesh, R. B. / Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida : Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador. In: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 1992 ; Vol. 87, No. 2. pp. 221-228.
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