Leishmania(Leishmania) chagasi in captive wild felids in Brazil.

  title={Leishmania(Leishmania) chagasi in captive wild felids in Brazil.},
  author={Magyda Arabia Araji Dahroug and Arleana do Bom Parto Ferreira de Almeida and Val{\'e}ria R{\'e}gia Franco Sousa and Val{\'e}ria de Freitas Dutra and N{\'i}vea Clarice Monteiro Rocha Turbino and Luciano Nakazato and Roberto Lopes de Souza},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={104 1},
This study used a PCR-RFLP test to determine the presence of Leishmania (Leishmania) chagasi in 16 captive wild felids [seven Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771); five Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) and four Leopardus pardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)] at the zoological park of the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Amplification of Leishmania spp. DNA was seen in samples from five pumas and one jaguar, and the species was characterized as L. chagasi using restriction enzymes. It is already known… CONTINUE READING