Dear Dr. Upton,
Thanks for your reply. I will contact Drs. Desser (Toronto), Woo (Guelph) and
Jones (UPEI) for further information. May I take this opportunity to ask
about the research interest on the phylogeny/molecular systematic of
trypanosomes of fishes and reptiles ?
Thanks again for your time !
Alberto M. R. Davila
>> Alberto M. R. Davila wrote:
> > We are studying the presence of hemoparasites in reptiles and fishes
> > and would like to know about the culture/propagation methods
> > for trypanosomes in case we have found some of them.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Alberto M. R. Davila
> > EMBRAPA/CPAP
> > http://www.cenargen.embrapa.br/~davila>>> Alberto,
>> Went through my files and only have a few articles to help. For fish,
> try Jones & Woo, 1991, Parasitology, 103: 27-243 and perhaps Lewis &
> Ball, Ann Trop Med Parasitol, 1981, 75: 533-538. Try contacting Patrick
> Woo or Sherwin Desser as they seem to be the experts both in fish and/or
> amphibian trypanosome culture. Although I found no references (in my
> files) for reptile trypanosome cultivation, I did find some amphibian
> stuff. These include Martin & Desser, 1990, J. Protozool., 37: 199-206;
> Martin & Desser, 1991, Parasitol. Res., 77: 18-26; and Reilly & Woo,
> 1982, Can. J. Zool., 60: 124-133.
>> S.J. Upton