Characterisation of the biology, evolutionary relationships, and host-parasite interactions of Australian Trypanosoma spp.

Crystal Elizabeth Cooper

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Abstract

Trypanosoma spp. are protozoan parasites responsible for a number of important diseases worldwide, although they remain understudied in Australia. High-throughput molecular (NGS) and microscopy (confocal, TEM, SEM, FIB-SEM) techniques combined with In vitro research were used to investigate the diversity and biology of avian and marsupial trypanosomas. A number of novel genotypes were characterised (genetically and morphologically) including a novel species in the Trypanosoma cruzi clade (Trypanosoma noyest). Trypanosoma copemani host-parasite interactions were investigated in vitro and exposure to T. copemani was detrimental to cell health. Future research should focus on understanding the role Australian trypanosomas play in their communities.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date27 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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