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Anion-exchange separation for neotropical trypanosomes: a preliminary trial and a description ofTrypanosoma devei from the tamarinSaguinus midas niger

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Anion-exchange separation trials using DEAE-cellulose columns were performed with blood from two single species of marsupial and edentate, three species of rodent and single species of carnivore, primate, cayman and lizard.Trypanosoma cruzi was isolated fromDidelphis marsupialis, Dasypus novemcinctus andCoendou sp.T. (Megatrypanum) devei was isolated from the tamarinSaguinus midas niger and the mensural characters of the organism were redescribed. Anion-exchange separation was considered to be a valuable procedure for the taxonomist searching for new or little-known trypanosomes.

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Correspondence to Sheila M. Lanham.

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This work was carried out by the authors at the Instituto Evandro Chagas Fundação, SESP, Belém and was supported by the Ministry of Overseas Development of H.M. Government, the Wellcome Trust and Fundação SESP and UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

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Lanham, S.M., Miles, M.A., de Souza, A.A.A. et al. Anion-exchange separation for neotropical trypanosomes: a preliminary trial and a description ofTrypanosoma devei from the tamarinSaguinus midas niger . Z. Parasitenkd. 70, 311–319 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00927817

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