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Authordc.contributor.authorCampos Soto, Ricardo 
Authordc.contributor.authorDíaz Campusano, Gabriel 
Authordc.contributor.authorQuiroga, Nicol 
Authordc.contributor.authorMuñoz San Martín, Catalina 
Authordc.contributor.authorRives Blanchard, Ninette 
Authordc.contributor.authorTorres Pérez, Fernando 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationPeerj (2020) 8:e9967es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractTrypanosoma cruzi, the cause agent of Chagas disease, is transmitted mainly by blood-feeding insects of the subfamily Triatominae. The T. cruzi life cycle alternates between triatomines and mammalian hosts, excluding birds and reptiles. Triatomines of Mepraia genus are wild vectors of T. cruzi in Chile. Mepraia specimens infected with T. cruzi have been detected in Pan de Azdcar and Santa Maria islands. The most common vertebrates that inhabit these islands are birds and reptiles, and it is unknown whether small mammals are present. Consequently, it is relevant to know whether there are any T. cruzi-infected small mammals on those islands to elucidate the T. cruzi cycle. To clarify this crossroads, islands of northern Chile were explored to determine if T. cruzi-infected triatomines and rodents co-occur in islands of northern Chile. T. cruzi DNA was detected by conventional and real-time PCR in three islands: on Santa Maria and Pan de Azucar islands T. cruzi was detected in Mepraia sp samples, while on Pan de AzUcar (6.1%) and Damas islands (15%) was detected in the rodent Abrothrix olivacea. We show for the first time in Chile the occurrence of insular rodents infected with T. cruzi, and a complete T. cruzi life cycle in a coastal island. Our results provide new insights to understand the T. cruzi infection in the wild cycle.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipANID Program FONDECYT 11170643 Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (CONICYT) CONICYT FONDECYT 1171280 1170367 ANID 3170799es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherPeerj Inces_ES
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Keywordsdc.subjectT. cruzi reservoir in islandses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectIsland T. cruzi cyclees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectIsland T. cruzi hostses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectInsular small mammals;es_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectTrypanosoma cruzies_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectT. cruzi life cyclees_ES
Títulodc.titleTrypanosoma cruzi-infected triatomines and rodents co-occur in a coastal island of northern Chilees_ES
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