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First record of a reptile trypanosome isolated from Glossina pallidipes in Kenya.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6837099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trypanosomes, isolated from the gut of a naturally infected Glossina pallidipes in Kiboko, Kenya, were grown in vitro. The cultured trypanosomes ("F4"-stock) showed a wide variety in morphological stages, not characteristic of the salivarian trypanosomes that are known to occur in the Kiboko area. Identification of the "F4"-stock was attempted by isoenzyme studies, infection of tsetse flies and of experimental animals. Electrophoretic isoenzyme patterns of the "F4"-organisms were developed for ten soluble enzymes and compared with those of 5 reference stocks of salivarian trypanosomes and 2 stocks of Trypanosoma theileri. For the T. theileri comparisons six enzymes were used. It was found that the "F4"-trypanosome clearly differed from the 3 salivarian species and from T. theileri. Experimental infection of laboratory bred Glossina m. morsitans showed that the "F4"-organisms developed in the posterior station of the alimentary tract and the cultured trypanosomes were infective to non-indigenous reptiles. This is believed to be the first record of the isolation and the isoenzyme characterisation of a non-salivarian reptile trypanosome from a naturally infected tsetse fly of the morsitans group (subgenus Glossina) in a savannah area in Africa.
E Minter-Goedbloed; M Pudney; V Kilgour; D A Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0044-3255     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Parasitenkd     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-27     Completed Date:  1983-05-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710749     Medline TA:  Z Parasitenkd     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Culture Media
Isoenzymes / analysis
Lizards / parasitology*
Trypanosoma / enzymology,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Trypanosomiasis / parasitology*
Tsetse Flies / parasitology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media; 0/Isoenzymes

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