Molecular and phylogenetic characterisation of Cryptosporidium from birds
Morgan, U.M., Monis, P.T., Xiao, L., Limor, J., Sulaiman, I., Raidal, S., O'Donoghue, P., Gasser, R.B., Murray, A., Fayer, R., Blagburn, B.L., Lal, A.A. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2001) Molecular and phylogenetic characterisation of Cryptosporidium from birds. International Journal for Parasitology, 31 (3). pp. 289-296.
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Avian isolates of Cryptosporidium species from different geographic locations were sequenced at two loci, the 18S rRNA gene and the heat shock gene (HSP-70). Phylogenetic analysis of the sequence data provided support for the existence of a new avian species of Cryptosporidium infecting finches and a second species infecting a black duck. The identity of Cryptosporidium baileyi and Cryptosporidium meleagridis as valid species was confirmed. Also, C. baileyi was identified in a number of isolates from the brown quail extending the host range of this species.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre|
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
|Copyright:||© 2001 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.|
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