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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2009 Nov;104(7):1051-4.

A new consensus for Trypanosoma cruzi intraspecific nomenclature: second revision meeting recommends TcI to TcVI.

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Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil. zingales@iq.usp.br

Abstract

In an effort to unify the nomenclature of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, an updated system was agreed upon at the Second Satellite Meeting. A consensus was reached that T. cruzi strains should be referred to by six discrete typing units (T. cruzi I-VI). The goal of a unified nomenclature is to improve communication within the scientific community involved in T. cruzi research. The justification and implications will be presented in a subsequent detailed report.

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