Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
BRAGA, Fabio Ribeiro et al. Predatory activity of the nematophagous fungi Duddingtonia flagrans, Monacrosporium thaumasium and Arthrobotrys robusta on Strongyloides stercoralis infective larvae. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.5, pp. 588-590. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822010000500024.
INTRODUCTION: Strongyloides stercoralis is a nematode that infects much of the population worldwide. METHODS: This study aimed to compare the ability of predatory nematophagous fungi Duddingtonia flagrans (AC001), Monacrosporium thaumasium (NF34) and Arthrobotrys robusta (I-31) on infective larvae (L3) of Strongyloides stercoralis in laboratory conditions on 2% water-agar. RESULTS: At the end of the experiment, the percentage reductions in Strongyloides stercoralis L3 were 83.7% (AC001), 75.5% (NF34) and 73.2% (I-31). CONCLUSIONS: The nematophagous fungi were able to capture and destroy the L3 in vitro and may be used as biological controls of Strongyloides stercoralis.
Palavras-chave : Nematophagous fungi; Strongyloides stercoralis; Biological control.