Daniel C. F. Lanza

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Toxoplasma gondii is the causative protozoan agent of toxoplasmosis, which is a common infection that is widely distributed worldwide. Studies revealed stronger clonal strains in North America and Europe and genetic diversity in South American strains. Our study aimed to differentiate the pathogenicity and sulfadiazine resistance of three T. gondii isolates(More)
Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV) has been the cause of many losses in shrimp farming since 2002, when the first myonecrosis outbreak was reported at Brazilian's northeast coast. Two additional genomes of Brazilian IMNV isolates collected in 2009 and 2013 were sequenced and analyzed in the present study. The sequencing revealed extra 643 bp and 22 bp, at(More)
Analyzing the positions of 2A-like polypeptide cleavage sites in all available genomes of arthropod totiviruses we propose the limits of all ORF1 coding sequences and observed that two proteins previously predicted in infectious myonecrosis virus genome are unique in the arthropod totiviruses group. A putative protein cleavage site upstream the major capsid(More)
The most widely used technique for the production of DNA aptamers/oligonucleotides is chemical synthesis. Despite its effectiveness, this technique cannot be performed "in house", making the user fully dependent on a supplier. In this work, we present a simplified method by which it is possible to enzymatically produce DNA aptamers "in house". This new(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread parasite able to infect virtually any nucleated cells of warm-blooded hosts. In some cases, T. gondii detection using already developed PCR primers can be inefficient in routine laboratory tests, especially to detect atypical strains. Here we report a new nested-PCR protocol able to detect virtually all T. gondii isolates.(More)
A 3739 nucleotide fragment of Infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV) from Brazil was amplified and sequenced. This fragment contains the entire coding sequences of viral proteins, the full 3' untranslated region (3'UTR) and a partial sequence of 5' untranslated region (5'UTR). The genome organization of IHHNV revealed the three(More)
The PCR technique and its variations have been increasingly used in the clinical laboratory and recent advances in this field generated new higher resolution techniques based on nucleic acid denaturation dynamics. The principle of these new molecular tools is based on the comparison of melting profiles, after denaturation of a DNA double strand. Until now,(More)
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