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Title: Morphological and biometrical features of Trypanosoma evansi isolates from an outbreak in mainland Spain
Authors: Tamarit, A.
Tejedor-Junco, M. T. 
González, M. 
Alberola, J.
Gutierrez, C. 
Keywords: Brazil
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: 0304-4017
Journal: Veterinary Parasitology 
Abstract: According to several authors, Trypanosoma evansi is a monomorphic trypanosome found exclusively in slender intermediate forms, although additional studies have revealed that many strains present stumpy forms on rare occasions. In a recent T. evansi outbreak in mainland Spain. several atypical forms were observed in blood smear examinations. Molecular procedures were then necessary to confirm the causal agent. Morphological and biometric measures were taken to characterize the different forms of T. evansi. In contrast to published information, the results of this study would indicate that biometrically distinct T. evansi could also be found in the same farm and even in the same animal species. These data could be useful for many trypanosomes endemic areas of the world where molecular methods are not commonly available. (C) 2010 Elsevier BM. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0304-4017
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2010.11.044
Source: Veterinary Parasitology[ISSN 0304-4017],v. 177, p. 152-156
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