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Giardia assemblage A: human genotype in muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic

Kutz, S.J., Thompson, R.C.A., Polley, L., Kandola, K., Nagy, J., Wielinga, C.M. and Elkin, B.T. (2008) Giardia assemblage A: human genotype in muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic. Parasites & Vectors, 1 (1). p. 32.

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    Abstract

    As part of an ongoing program assessing the biodiversity and impacts of parasites in Arctic ungulates we examined 72 fecal samples from muskoxen on Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada for Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium spp. were not detected, but 21% of the samples were positive for Giardia. Sequencing of four isolates of Giardia demonstrated G. duodenalis, Assemblage A, a zoonotic genotype

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    Publisher: BioMed Central
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8308
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