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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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
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