Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0036-4665
LA RUE, Mário L. de; DINKEL, Anke; MACKENSTEDT, Ute e ROMIG, Thomas. New data on Echinococcus spp. in Southern Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.2, pp. 103-104. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652006000200009.
40 Echinococcus isolates from sheep and cattle in Southern Brazil were genetically analysed in order to obtain further data on the presence of different taxa of the Echinococcus granulosus complex. Differentiation was done using a PCR technique and sequencing of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1). Most samples (38) could be allocated to the sheep strain (G1) of E. granulosus, while two samples belonged to E. ortleppi, previously known as cattle strain (G5) of E. granulosus. Due to the shorter prepatent period in dogs of the latter taxon, this records have important implications for the design of control measures in this endemic region.
Palavras-chave : Echinococcus granulosus; Strains; Southern Brazil.