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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 7, 2009, pp. 1051-1054
Bioline Code: oc09218
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 7, 2009, pp. 1051-1054

 en A new consensus for Trypanosoma cruzi check for this species in other resources intraspecific nomenclature: second revision meeting recommends TcI to TcVI
Zingales, B; Andrade, SG; Briones, MRS; Campbell, DA; Chiari, E; Fernandes, O; Guhl, F; Lages-Silva, E; Macedo, AM; Machado, CR; Miles, MA; Romanha, AJ; Sturm, NR; Tibayrenc, M & Schijman, AG

Abstract

In an effort to unify the nomenclature of Trypanosoma cruzi check for this species in other resources , the causative agent of Chagas disease, an updated system was agreed upon at the Second Satellite Meeting. A consensus was reached that T. cruzi strains should be referred to by six discrete typing units (T. cruzi I-VI). The goal of a unified nomenclature is to improve communication within the scientific community involved in T. cruzi research. The justification and implications will be presented in a subsequent detailed report.

Keywords
Chagas disease - Trypanosoma cruzi strains - taxonomy - discrete typing units

 
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