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Life cycle of Cryptosporidium muris in two rodents with different responses to parasitization

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MELICHEROVÁ Janka ILGOVÁ Jana KVÁČ Martin SAK Bohumil KOUDELA Břetislav VALIGUROVÁ Andrea

Rok publikování 2014
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Parasitology
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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www http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9041945
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182013001637
Obor Zoologie
Klíčová slova cryptosporidia development gastric oocyst pathology Type II merogony
Popis This study focuses on mapping the life cycle of Cryptosporidium muris in two laboratory rodents; BALB/c mice and the southern multimammate rat Mastomys coucha, differing in their prepatent and patent periods. Both rodents were simultaneously experimentally inoculated with viable oocysts of C. muris (strain TS03). Animals were dissected and screened for the presence of the parasite using a combined morphological approach and nested PCR (SSU rRNA) at different times after inoculation. The occurrence of first developmental stages of C. muris in stomach was detected at 2.5 DPI. The presence of Type II merogony, appearing 36 hours later than Type I merogony, was confirmed in both rodents. Oocysts exhibiting different size and thickness of their wall were observed from 5 DPI onwards in stomach of both host models. The early phase of parasitisation in BALB/c mice progressed rapidly, with a prepatent period of 7.5–10 days; whereas in M. coucha, the developmental stages of C. muris were first observed 12 hours later in comparison with BALB/c mice and prepatent period was longer (18–21 days). Similarly, the patent periods of BALB/c mice and M. coucha differed considerably, i.e. 10–15 days versus chronic infection throughout the life of the host, respectively.
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