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Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Trypanosoma spp. detected from striped leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideros vittatus) in Zambia

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Title: Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Trypanosoma spp. detected from striped leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideros vittatus) in Zambia
Authors: Qiu, Yongjin Browse this author
Kajihara, Masahiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Harima, Hayato Browse this author
Hang'ombe, Bernard Mudenda Browse this author
Nakao, Ryo Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Hayashida, Kyoko Browse this author
Mori-Kajihara, Akina Browse this author
Changula, Katendi Browse this author
Eto, Yoshiki Browse this author
Ndebe, Joseph Browse this author
Yoshida, Reiko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Takadate, Yoshihiro Browse this author
Mwizabi, Daniel Browse this author
Kawabata, Hiroki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Simuunza, Martin Browse this author
Mweene, Aaron Browse this author
Sawa, Hirofumi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Takada, Ayato Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sugimoto, Chihiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Zambia
Bat
Trypanosoma cruzi clade
Trypanosoma conorhini
Trypanosoma dionisii
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: International journal for parasitology-parasites and wildlife
Volume: 9
Start Page: 234
End Page: 238
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2019.04.009
PMID: 31198682
Abstract: Bat trypanosomes consist of more than 30 trypanosome species from over 70 species of bats. Recent studies suggest that bats play a role in disseminating trypanosomes from African continent to the terrestrial mammals both in the Afrotropic-Palearctic Ecozones and Nearctic Ecozone. However, the diversity, distribution, and evolution of bat trypanosomes are still unclear. To better understand their evolution, more genetic data of bat trypanosomes from a variety of locations are required. During a survey of Borrelia spp. of bats inhabiting a cave in Zambia, we observed flagellate parasites from 5 of 43 hemocultures. Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of the glycosomal glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene (gGAPDH; 572 bp) and the 18S ribosomal RNA gene (18S rRNA gene; 1,079-1,091 bp) revealed that all were Trypanosoma spp. belonged to the Trypanosoma cruzi Glade. Three and two of them exhibited the similarity with T. conorhini and T. dionisii, respectively. The present study provides the first genetic data on Trypanosoma spp. of bats inhabiting Zambia.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Type: article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/75266
Appears in Collections:人獣共通感染症リサーチセンター (Research Center for Zoonosis Control) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)
国際連携研究教育局 : GI-CoRE (Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education : GI-CoRE) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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