a1 Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
a2 Universidade Federal de São Paulo, SP, Brazil
a3 Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brazil
Little is known about the actin cytoskeleton architecture in female Strongyloides venezuelensis and thus to investigate the distribution and concentration of actin, female worms were labelled with phalloidin-rhodamine and visualized under confocal microscopy. Our results demonstrate that filamentous actin accumulates in the vulva and the concentration of F-actin at this site suggests its important role, especially during oviposition, in the life cycle of S. venezuelensis.
(Received November 18 2011)
(Accepted June 14 2012)