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Genetic structure of Trypanosoma cruziin Colombia revealed by a High-throughput Nuclear Multilocus Sequence Typing (nMLST) approach

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Title
Genetic structure of Trypanosoma cruziin Colombia revealed by a High-throughput Nuclear Multilocus Sequence Typing (nMLST) approach
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BMC Genetics, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2156-14-96
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Juan David Ramírez, Gabriela Tapia-Calle, Felipe Guhl

Abstract

Chagas disease is a systemic pathology caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. This parasite reveals remarkable genetic variability, evinced in six Discrete Typing Units (DTUs) named from T. cruzi I to T. cruzi VI (TcI to TcVI). Recently newly identified genotypes have emerged such as TcBat in Brazil, Colombia and Panama associated to anthropogenic bats. The genotype with the broadest geographical distribution is TcI, which has recently been associated to severe cardiomyopathies in Argentina and Colombia. Therefore, new studies unraveling the genetic structure and natural history of this DTU must be pursued.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
Colombia 2 2%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 79 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 21 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 23 27%

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