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Emerging technologies for the detection and genetic characterization of protozoan parasites

Monis, P.T., Giglio, S., Keegan, A.R. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2005) Emerging technologies for the detection and genetic characterization of protozoan parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 21 (7). pp. 340-346.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2005.05.012
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Abstract

The development and adaptation of new technologies for the genetic characterization and identification of parasites continue to accelerate, providing an increasing number of research and analytical tools. We review emerging technologies that have applications in this area, including real-time PCR and microarrays, and discuss the fundamental principles of some of these technologies and how they are applied to characterize parasites. We give special consideration to the application of genetic data to biological questions, where selection of the most appropriate technique depends on the biological question posed by the investigator.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10353
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