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dc.contributor.authorBagagli, E.
dc.contributor.authorFranco, M.
dc.contributor.authorBosco, SDM
dc.contributor.authorHebeler-Barbosa, F.
dc.contributor.authorTrinca, L. A.
dc.contributor.authorMontenegro, M. R.
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T12:33:53Z
dc.date.available2016-01-24T12:33:53Z
dc.date.issued2003-06-01
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13693780310001597368
dc.identifier.citationMedical Mycology. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 41, n. 3, p. 217-223, 2003.
dc.identifier.issn1369-3786
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27288
dc.description.abstractThe fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis has been isolated from nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in different regions where paracoccidiodomycosis (PCM) is endemic. the link between PCM and these animals has provided the first valuable clue in the effort to elucidate the ecological niche of P. brasiliensis. the present study was aimed at correlating P. brasiliensis infection in armadillos with local ecological features and, if possible, the presence of the fungus in the soil in the Botucatu hyperendemic area of PCM. in this region the mean temperature ranges from 14.8 to 25.8degreesC and the annual average precipitation is 1520 mm. the sites where 10 infected animals (positive group) were collected were studied and compared with the sites where five uninfected animals were found. the occurrence of the fungus in soil samples collected from the positive armadillos' burrows and foraging sites was investigated by the indirect method of animal inoculation. Environmental data from the sites of animal capture, such as temperature, rainfall, altitude, vegetation, soil composition, presence of water and proximity of urban areas, were recorded. All 37 soil samples collected from the sites had negative fungal cultures. Positive animals were found much more frequently in sites with disturbed vegetation, such as riparian forests and artificial Eucalyptus Or Pinus forests, in altitudes below 800 m, near water sources. the soil type of the sites of positive animals was mainly sandy, with medium to low concentrations of organic matter. the pH was mainly acidic at all the sites, although the concentrations of aluminum cations (H+Al) were lower at the sites where positive animals were found. Positive armadillos were also captured in sites very close to urban areas. Our data and previous studies indicate that P. brasiliensis occurs preferentially in humid and shady disturbed forests in a strong association with armadillos.en
dc.format.extent217-223
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Mycology
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectarmadillosen
dc.subjectDasypus novemcinctusen
dc.subjectecologyen
dc.subjectParacoccidioides brasiliensisen
dc.subjectparacoccidioidomycosisen
dc.titleHigh frequency of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis infection in armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus): an ecological studyen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.rights.licensehttp://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/permissions/reusingOwnWork.asp
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho, Inst Biociencias, Dept Microbiol & Imunol, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Patol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bioestatist, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho, Fac Med, Dept Patol, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUNIFESP, Escola Paulista Med, Dept Patol, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13693780310001597368
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000185320400005


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