MOLECULAR IDENTIFICATION OF Pseudoterranova azarasi LARVAE IN COD (Gadus sp.) SOLD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION IN BRAZIL

Identificação molecular de larva de Pseudoterranova azarasi em bacalhau (Gadus sp.) vendido para consumo humano no Brasil

Juliana MARIGO Sueli Akemi TANIWAKI Pedro Luiz Silva PINTO Rodrigo Martins SOARES José Luiz CATÃO-DIAS About the authors

Anisakiasis and Pseudoterranovosis are human diseases caused by the ingestion of live Anisakidae larvae in raw, undercooked or lightly marinated fish. Larvae were collected from one salted cod sold for human consumption in a Sao Paulo market in 2013. One section of one brownish larva was used for molecular analyses. The partial COX2 gene sequence from the larva had a nucleotide identity of 99.8 % with Pseudoterranova azarasi, which belongs to the Pseudoterranova decipiens species complex. The risk of allergy when consuming dead larvae in salted fish is not well known and should be considered.

Anisakidae; Pseudoterranovosis; Allergy


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