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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 8, 2003, pp. 1017-1019
Bioline Code: oc03198
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 8, 2003, pp. 1017-1019

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Presence of Wolbachia check for this species in other resources Endosymbionts in Microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti check for this species in other resources (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) from Different Geographical Regions in India
SL Hoti; A Sridhar & PK Das

Abstract

In view of the recent discovery of rickettsial endosymbionts, Wolbachia check for this species in other resources in lymphatic filarial parasites, Wuchereria bancrofti check for this species in other resources and Brugia malayi check for this species in other resources and subsequently of their vital role in the survival and development of the latter, antibiotics such as tetracycline are being suggested for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis, by way of eliminating the endosymbiont. But, it is essential to assess their presence in parasites from areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis before such a new control tool is employed. In the present communication, we report the detection of Wolbachia endosymbionts in microfilariae of W. bancrofti parasites collected from geographically distant locations of India, such as Pondicherry (Union Territory), Calicut (Kerala), Jagadalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Thirukoilur (TamilNadu), Chinnanergunam (TamilNadu), Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), using Wolbachia specific 16S rDNA polymerase chain reaction.

Keywords
Wolbachia check for this species in other resources - Wuchereria bancrofti check for this species in other resources - polymerase chain reaction - India

 
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