Detection of Neospora caninum DNA in capybaras and phylogenetic analysis.

  title={Detection of Neospora caninum DNA in capybaras and phylogenetic analysis.},
  author={Jess{\'e} Henrique Truppel and Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira and Rog{\'e}rio Ribas Lange and Ricardo Guilherme D'Otaviano de Castro Vilani and Larissa Reifur and Walter Boerger and Magda Clara Vieira da Costa-Ribeiro and Vanete Thomaz-Soccol},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  volume={59 3},
The role of rodents in the sylvatic cycle of Neospora sp. and in the neosporosis epidemiology is still uncertain. The aim of the present work was to detect Neospora caninum and to determine its prevalence in capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris), to help elucidate the role of this rodent in the life cycle of the parasite. N.caninum DNA was detected by PCR using 4 different sets of primers specific to the Nc5 and ITS1 sequences. The parasite was found in the lymph nodes, heart, liver, and blood… CONTINUE READING