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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 293-298
Bioline Code: oc96058
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 293-298

 en The Associated Microflora to the Larvae of Human Bot Fly Dermatobia hominis L. Jr. (Diptera: Cuterebridae) and its Furuncular Lesions in Cattle
E Sancho; M Caballero & I Ruiz-Martinez

Abstract

The microflora associated to furuncular lesions, larvae and
pupae of  Dermatobia hominis, as well as the relationships
between parasite, host and microflora associated, as a
comprehensive microsystem, has been studied. One hundred and two
furuncular myiasis due to D. hominis larvae in several
breeds of cattle were studied and the following bacterial species
were significant: Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, S.
warneri, Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli.
Closely related, the microflora associated to 141 samples from
first, second, third instar larva and both external surface and
larval cavities has been studied. The representative associated
microflora to the larvae were: S. aureus, B. subtilis, S.
hycus and Moraxella phenylpiruvica, Moerella
wisconsiensis, Proteus mirabilis and P. vulgaris,  M.
phenylpiruvica, M. wisconsiensis, P. mirabilis and P.
rettgeri were the representative microflora associated to 64
pupae of  D. hominis.

Keywords
Dermatobia hominis - associated bacterial microflora - larvae - pupae - furuncular myiasis

 
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