Tripanosomatides like Trypanosoma theileri in the cattle tick Boophilus microplus

João Ricardo Martins Romário C. Leite Rovaina L. Doyle About the authors

Findings of epimastigotes forms of a tripanosomatide is reported in the hemolymph of the cattle tick Boophilus microplus in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. Morphological evidences suggest they are similar to Trypanosoma theileri, a species described as non pathogenic to cattle, and usually transmitted by tabanids.

Trypanosoma; hemolymph; Boophilus microplus


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