Artículos de revistas
Trypanosoma cruzi: Variability of stocks from Colombia determined by molecular karyotype and minicircle Southern blot analysis
EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY Volume: 113 Issue: 1 Pages: 62-66 Published: MAY 2006
Ortiz Zúñiga, Sylvia
Solari Illescas, Aldo
Nineteen Trypanosoma cruzi. stocks, most of them of wild origin, and four Trypanosoma rangeli stocks from Colombia were analysed by molecular karyotype analysis with cloned DNA cruzipain as the probe. Another 27 cloned stocks of T cruzi from different geographic areas of South America were used as reference for T cruzi lineages. Phenetic analysis of chromosome size polymorphism demonstrated a great variability of Colombian T cruzi stocks, suggesting that most belong to lineage I, although two of them belong to lineage II. The 2 lineage II T cruzi, 17 T cruzi lineage I, and 3 T rangeli stocks from Colombia were studied further by Southern blot analysis with a panel of kinetoplast DNA minicircle probes. Hybridisation results indicate that the two T cruzi II stocks are genetically distant from each other and from T cruzi lineages IIb, I Id, and IIe from Chile. Finally, T cruzi minicircle probes do not cross-hybridise in any stringency condition tested with T rangeli minicircles, a clear indication that these parasites can be easily distinguished by this method.