Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto Isolated from Soil in an Armadillo's Burrow

Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto Isolated from Soil in an Armadillo's Burrow

Author Rodrigues, Anderson Messias Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bagagli, Eduardo Google Scholar
Camargo, Zoilo Pires de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gimenes Bosco, Sandra de Moraes Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Abstract Sporotrichosis is a polymorphic disease of man and animals caused by traumatic implantation of propagules into the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Pathogenic species includes S. brasiliensis, S. schenckii, S. globosa and S. luriei. the disease is remarkable for its occurrence as sapronoses and/or zoonosis outbreaks in tropical and subtropical areas; although, the ecology of the clinical clade is still puzzling. Here, we describe an anamorphic Sporothrix strain isolated from soil in an armadillo's burrow, which was located in a hyper endemic area of Paracoccidioidomycosis in Brazil. This isolate was identified as S. schenckii sensu stricto (Clade IIa) based on morphological and physiological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses of calmodulin sequences. We then discuss the role of the nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus as a natural carrier of Sporothrix propagules to better understand Sporothrix sources in nature and reveal essential aspects about the pathogen's eco-epidemiology.
Keywords Armadillo
Sporothrix schenckii
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number FAPESP: FAPESP-2011/07350-1
FAPESP: FAPESP-1998/03695-8
FAPESP: 2009/54024-2
Date 2014-04-01
Published in Mycopathologia. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 177, n. 3-4, p. 199-206, 2014.
ISSN 0301-486X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 199-206
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-014-9734-8
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000334433800007
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/37600

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