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DNA decay in blood

James Mahaffy mahaffy at DORDT.EDU
Tue Aug 1 17:21:21 EST 1995


	As long as the parasite can cross the placenta obviously the answer
is yes.  I believe that is the major mode of transmission of sylvantic
Trypanosoma cruzi in this country.  I can get you in contact with the
researchers on that if you are interested.  My impression is that the
placenta is a barrier in many, but not all cases.

> Dear netters: 
> We would like to know if it has been confirmed, by any technique, if the DNA of parasite can cross the placenta.
> Please answer us to the following address:
> ariel at inscha.gov.ar
> or
> bua at inscha.gov.ar
> Thank you in advance.
> Jecqueline Bua and Ariel M. Silber.
> Instituto Nacional de Chagas.

James F. Mahaffy                   e-mail: mahaffy at dordt.edu
Biology Department                 phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College                      FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

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