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Identifying Cryptosporidium using DNA methods

Morgan, U. and Thompson, R.C.A. (1999) Identifying Cryptosporidium using DNA methods. Water, 26 (2). pp. 9-10.

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Cryptosporidium is an intestinal parasite found in humans and animals. It multiplies within the surface layers of the host's small intestine, causing damage which may lead to severe diarrhoea. When this tiny (5 μm) single-celled protozoan parasite leaves its host, a tough outer shell favours its survival during routine water and wastewater disinfection and treatment.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australian Water Association
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