SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.108 número1Variability and resistance mutations in the hepatitis C virus NS3 protease in patients not treated with protease inhibitors índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

versão impressa ISSN 0074-0276

Resumo

FRIAS, Liesbeth; LELES, Daniela  e  ARAUJO, Adauto. Studies on protozoa in ancient remains - A Review. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2013, vol.108, n.1, pp.1-12. ISSN 0074-0276.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762013000100001.

Paleoparasitological research has made important contributions to the understanding of parasite evolution and ecology. Although parasitic protozoa exhibit a worldwide distribution, recovering these organisms from an archaeological context is still exceptional and relies on the availability and distribution of evidence, the ecology of infectious diseases and adequate detection techniques. Here, we present a review of the findings related to protozoa in ancient remains, with an emphasis on their geographical distribution in the past and the methodologies used for their retrieval. The development of more sensitive detection methods has increased the number of identified parasitic species, promising interesting insights from research in the future.

Palavras-chave : paleoparasitology; mummies; coprolites; infectious diseases; protozoa; paleoepidemiology.

        · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons