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Molecular and phylogenetic characterisation of Cryptosporidium from birds

Morgan, U.M.ORCID: 0000-0003-2710-9324, 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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2001 Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.
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