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

B. Zingales, S. G. Andrade, M. R.S. Briones, D. A. Campbell, E. Chiari, O. Fernandes, F. Guhl, E. Lages-Silva, A. M. Macedo, C. R. Machado, M. A. Miles, A. J. Romanha, N. R. Sturm, M. Tibayrenc, A. G. Schijman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Volume104
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chagas disease
  • Discrete typing units
  • Taxonomy
  • Trypanosoma cruzi strains

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