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15 February 2019 Identification of Arthropods by Polymerase Chain Reaction as Probes for Infectious Disease Studies in Experimental Coprolites
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The study of arthropods is still scarce in paleoparasitology, especially their molecular identification. In this experimental study, we amplify DNA using a polymerase chain reaction from 2 ectoparasite species, Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Pediculus humanus capitis, in experimentally desiccated feces. This study shows perspectives for the study of the identification of arthropods in coprolites when taxonomic identification is not possible.

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E. Pucu, E. Lemos, T. Rozental, M. Ogrzewalska, M. Chame, J. R. Machado-Silva, and D. Leles "Identification of Arthropods by Polymerase Chain Reaction as Probes for Infectious Disease Studies in Experimental Coprolites," Journal of Parasitology 105(1), 133-134, (15 February 2019). https://doi.org/10.1645/18-136
Published: 15 February 2019
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