A new consensus for Trypanosoma cruzi intraspecific nomenclature: Second revision meeting recommends TcI to TcVI

Authors
Zingales, B.; Andrade, S. G.; Briones, M. R. S.; Campbell, D. A.; Chiari, E.; Fernandes, O.; Guhl, F.; Lages Silva, E.; Macedo, A. M.; Machado, C.R.; Miles, M. A.; Romanha, A. J.; Sturm, N. R.; Tibayrenc, M.; Schijman, Alejandro Gabriel
Publication Year
2009
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
In an effort to unify the nomenclature of Trypanosoma cruzi, 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.
Fil: Zingales, B.. Universidade de Sao Paulo; Brasil
Fil: Andrade, S. G.. Fundación Oswaldo Cruz; Brasil
Fil: Briones, M. R. S.. Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo; Brasil
Fil: Campbell, D. A.. University of California at Los Angeles; Estados Unidos
Fil: Chiari, E.. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Brasil
Fil: Fernandes, O.. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Brasil
Fil: Guhl, F.. Universidad de los Andes; Colombia
Fil: Lages Silva, E.. Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro; Brasil
Fil: Macedo, A. M.. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Brasil
Fil: Machado, C.R.. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Brasil
Fil: Miles, M. A.. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Laos
Fil: Romanha, A. J.. Instituto de Pesquisas René Rachou-Fiocruz; Brasil
Fil: Sturm, N. R.. University of California at Los Angeles; Estados Unidos
Fil: Tibayrenc, M.. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Francia
Fil: Schijman, Alejandro Gabriel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular "Dr. Héctor N. Torres"; Argentina
Subject
CHAGAS DISEASE
DISCRETE TYPING UNITS
TAXONOMY
TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI STRAINS
Biología Celular, Microbiología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/79470