Trypanosomatid biodiversity in Costa Rica: genotyping of parasites from Heteroptera using the spliced leader RNA gene.

@article{Westenberger2004TrypanosomatidBI,
  title={Trypanosomatid biodiversity in Costa Rica: genotyping of parasites from Heteroptera using the spliced leader RNA gene.},
  author={Scott J. Westenberger and Nancy R. Sturm and Douglas Yanega and Sergei A Podlipaev and Rodrigo A. Zeledon and David A. Campbell and Dmitri A. Maslov},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={129 Pt 5},
  pages={537-47}
}
The biodiversity of insect trypanosomes is largely unknown, resulting in significant gaps in the understanding of pathogen evolution. A culture-independent preliminary survey of trypanosomatid fauna was conducted for the parasites of Heteroptera (Hemiptera) from several localities in Costa Rica. Trypanosomatid infections were detected by light microscopy of smeared gut contents. Out of 257 insects representing 6 families, infections were found in 62 cases; cultures were obtained for 29 new… CONTINUE READING

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