Techniques of DNA-studies on prehispanic ectoparasites (Pulex sp., Pulicidae, Siphonaptera) from animal mummies of the Chiribaya Culture, Southern Peru

During a paleoparasitological survey of several animal mummies (Cavia aperea f. porcellus and Canis familiaris) from Chiribaya Baja, an archaeological site in Southern Peru, an unexpected find was made. In the well preserved fur, large numbers of mummified fleas (Pulex simulans/irritans)that parasit...

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Publication Date:2003
Main Author: Dittmar,K
Other Authors: Mamat,U, Whiting,M, Goldmann,T, Reinhard,K, Guillen,S
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
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Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762003000900010
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