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Molecular detection of parasitic protozoa

Morgan, U.M. and Thompson, R.C.A. (1999) Molecular detection of parasitic protozoa. Parasitology, 117 (07). pp. 73-85.

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Abstract

The development of molecular diagnostic methods, particularly those utilizing PCR for the detection of parasitic protozoa will contribute greatly to the identification and control of these pathogens, by increasing speed of diagnosis, specificity and sensitivity, reproducibility and ease of interpretation. PCR methods are not without their problems however, and there is a need for laboratory procedures to be refined before PCR-based assays are accepted as the tools of choice for the routine detection of protozoan parasites. The application of PCR detection to various parasites is discussed.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 1998 Cambridge University Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12146
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