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Further enzyme polymorphism in Trypanosoma cruzi from Colombia.

Authors
  • Bogliolo, A R
  • Lanham, S M
  • Corredor, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1985
Volume
18
Issue
4
Pages
427–433
Identifiers
PMID: 3915432
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The electrophoretic behavior of eleven soluble enzymes from three Colombian stocks of Trypanosoma cruzi was compared with representative stocks of three reference Brazilian zymodemes. Although separated by geographical barriers, the Colombian stocks showed the same isoenzyme profiles in 7 and 8 out of the eleven enzymes analyzed as the Brazilian reference zymodemes. The genetic distance separating the Colombian from the Brazilian zymodemes ranged from 0.25 to 0.46. However, even for this small sample, six new enzyme patterns and new combinations in enzyme profile were found. The existence of new zymodemes is indicated and a wider variation in T. cruzi isoenzyme types is demonstrated.

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