Volume 85, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We demonstrate here the identification and phylogenetic characterization of (. )-like parasite detected from a splenectomized Japanese macaque () at a facility for laboratory animal science. On Day 133 after splenectomy, intra-erythrocytic parasites were found on light microscopic examination, and the level of parasitemia reached 0.3% on blood smear. Molecular characterization of the parasite using nested-polymerization chain reactions targeting the , β, and subunit 7 (eta) of the chaperonin-containing t-complex polypeptide 1 () genes were identified as a -like parasite, designated the Japanese Macaque -1 (JM-1).


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  • Received : 16 Jan 2011
  • Accepted : 20 Jun 2011
  • Published online : 01 Oct 2011

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