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Identification of rare and novel Cryptosporidium GP60 subtypes in human isolates from Jordan

Hijjawi, N., Ng, J., Yang, R., Atoum, M.F.M. and Ryan, U. (2010) Identification of rare and novel Cryptosporidium GP60 subtypes in human isolates from Jordan. Experimental Parasitology, 125 (2). pp. 161-164.

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Abstract

Little is known about the epidemiology of Cryptosporidium in Jordan and no genotyping studies have been conducted on Cryptosporidium isolates from humans or animals from Jordan. Genotyping of 44 Cryptosporidium isolates from Jordanian children at the 18S rRNA locus and a unique diagnostic locus identified four Cryptosporidium species; C. parvum (22), C. hominis (20), C. meleagridis (1) and C. canis (1). Sub-genotype analysis of 29 isolates at the 60-kDa glycoprotein (GP60) locus identified three C. parvum, two C. hominis subtype families and one C. meleagridis subtype. Several rare and novel subtypes were identified indicating unique endemicity and transmission of Cryptosporidium in Jordan.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/3585
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