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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 96, No. 4, 2001, pp. 503-505
Bioline Code: oc01076
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 96, No. 4, 2001, pp. 503-505

 en Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction on Fresh Tissue Samples and Fecal Drops on Filter Paper for Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in Rhodnius prolixus
PL Dorn; J Flores; B Brahney; A Gutierrez; R Rosales; A Rodas & C Monroy


PCR detection of Trypanosoma cruzi in Rhodnius prolixus using fresh tissue or fecal drops on filter paper showed comparable results: 38.7% infection rate using the fresh tissue sample and 37.9% by dried fecal drop.

Trypanosoma cruzi, Rhodnius prolixus, PCR

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