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the first case report of leishmania (leishmania) chagasi in panthera leo in brazil.we reported here the first known case of natural infection of a lion (panthera leo-linnaeus, 1758) with leishmania (leishmania) chagasi (l. chagasi) in brazil. the specimen was created by a circus handler in the state of mato grosso and was donated to the zoological park of the federal university of mato grosso. infection by l. chagasi was detected using a pcr-rflp test. it was known that the domestic felids can act as reservoir of infection of l. chagasi in endemic areas, making it important th ...201123569768
molecular detection of tick-borne bacterial agents in brazilian and exotic captive carnivores.the present study aims to detect and characterize by molecular techniques, the presence of tick-borne pathogens in wild captive carnivore blood samples from brazil. blood was collected from 76 brazilian felids, 23 exotic felids, 3 european wolves (canis lupus), and 97 brazilian canids maintained in captivity in zoos located in são paulo and mato grosso states, brazil. dna of each sample was used in pcr reactions for ehrlichia, anaplasma, and rickettsia identification. the blood from 10/100 (10%) ...201222749737
[microhabitat selection by ant-lion larvae myrmeleon brasiliensis (návas) (neuroptera: myrmeleontidae), in a forest reserve, aquidauana, state of mato grosso do sul].the relative abundance, density, distribution pattern and relation among pit diameter and larvae body size of myrmeleon brasiliensis návas were evaluated in two microhabitats: sheltered and exposed. the total of 282 pits were found in sheltered microhabitat and only 50 in the exposed. the density of m. brasiliensis was between one and 43 individuals per m(2). the distribution pattern of larvae tended from pooled to regular distribution as the density increased. in both microhabitats the larvae b ...201018060311
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