Atypical Toxoplasma gondii strain from a free-living jaguar (Panthera onca) in French Guiana.

@article{Demar2008AtypicalTG,
  title={Atypical Toxoplasma gondii strain from a free-living jaguar (Panthera onca) in French Guiana.},
  author={Magalie Demar and Daniel Ajzenberg and Bernard Serrurier and Marie Laure Dard{\'e} and Bernard Carme},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={195-7}
}
Like domestic cats, wild felids are involved in the complete infective cycle of Toxoplasma gondii because they can host in their gastrointestinal tract sexually mature parasites and shed infective oocysts in their feces. We report, to our knowledge, the first isolation and molecular characterization of a T. gondii strain from the heart tissue of a free-living jaguar (Panthera onca) in French Guiana. Sequencing at six polymorphic markers indicated that the jaguar isolate had an atypical genotype… CONTINUE READING