New electrophoretic evidence of genetic variation and diploidy in Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas' disease
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Abstract By changing clcctrophoretic conditions additional genetic variability was observed in both previously and newly analysed enzymatic systemes in Trypanosoma cruzi . Inferences the quaternary structure of enzymes emerge from the electrophoretic patterns. The results of the present work are consistent with those obtained formerly in supporting both diploidy and lack of mating. These observations are relevant to the main question of the evolutionary origin of T. cruzi isozymic strains.