Umur Kebuntingan Saat Mendapatkan Infeksi Toxoplasma gondii
Berpengaruh terhadap Jumlah Takizoit dalam Cairan Peritoneal Mencit
Lucia Tri Suwanti
This study investigated the effect of gestation age when pregnant mice were infected with
tachizoites of T. gondii in the peritoneal fluid on the number of tachizoites in peritoneal fluid.
Twenty four pregnant mice were divided into three groups. Group I, mice were infected at the
first week of gestation. Group II, mice were infected at the second week of gestation. Group III,
mice were infected at the third week of gestation. Mice were infected with tachizoites (1x103)
into the peritoneal cavity. Four days post infection, the mice were killed. The number of
tachizoites in peritoneal fluid was counted. The data were analyzed by ANOVA. The result
showed that the number of tachizoites were significantly difference (p<0.05) between all
groups. By LSD post hoc test, all groups were significantly different. The third week gestation
infected mice showed the highest (5.98 x 108 tachizoites) followed by the second week (5.15 x
108 tachizoites then the first (3.54 x 108 tachizoites). This study showed that gestation period
affect to the number of T. gondii tachizoites in peritoneal fluid.