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Genetic differences between cysts of Echinococcus granulosus from the same host

Lymbery, A. and Thompson, R. (1989) Genetic differences between cysts of Echinococcus granulosus from the same host. International Journal for Parasitology, 19 (8). pp. 961-964.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(89)90129-X
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Abstract

Genetic differences between cysts of Echinococcus granulosus from the same host. International Journal for Parasitology 19: 961-964. Isozyme differences were found between protoscoleces derived from different cysts in three sheep and three macropod marsupials. Isozymes were interpreted as the products of different alleles at corresponding enzyme loci, indicating that the same host may contain cysts derived from genetically different embryos. Genetic variation on this scale may cause confusion in epidemiological studies, if protoscoleces from several cysts are pooled prior to strain-typing.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2457
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