Evidência molecular e morfológica de Taenia Omissa em onça-pardas (Puma concolor) dos andes peruanos

Translated title of the contribution: Molecular and morphological evidence of Taenia Omissa in pumas (Puma concolor) in the Peruvian highlands

Luis Antonio Gomez-Puerta, Virgilio Alarcon, Joel Pacheco, Francisco Franco, Maria Teresa Lopez-Urbina, Armandoe Gonzalez

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A total of 41 cestodes were collected during necropsy examination on 2 pumas (Puma concolor) that were found in 2 communities in Canchis province, Cuzco region, Peru, at 4500 meters above sea level (Peruvian Andes). The cestodes were evaluated morphologically and molecularly. A fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene (cox1) was used as a genetic marker. All the cestodes were identified as Taenia omissa. In the present report, we give a brief description by molecular and morphological diagnosis of the cestodes and compare nucleotide sequences with previous isolates from GenBank. Upon comparison, the sequences showed a difference in the cox1 gene of 5.1 to 5.3% with other teniids sequences. This finding constitutes the first report of T. omissa in Peru and expands the geographic distribution of this parasite.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Cestode
  • Cytochrome C oxidase subunit 1 gene
  • Puma
  • Puma concolor
  • Taenia omissa
  • Taeniid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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