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Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of Cryptosporidium muris from various hosts

Morgan, U.M.ORCID: 0000-0003-2710-9324, Xiao, L., Monis, P., Sulaiman, I., Pavlasek, I., Blagburn, B.L., Olson, M.E., Upton, S.J., Khramtsovk, N.V., Lal, A.A., Elliot, A. and Thompson, R.C.A. (2000) Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of Cryptosporidium muris from various hosts. Parasitology, 120 (5). pp. 457-464.

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Isolates of Cryptosporidium muris and C. serpentis were characterized from different hosts using nucleotide sequence analysis of the rDNA 18S and ITS1 regions, and the heat-shock (HSP-70) gene. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed preliminary evidence that C. muris is not a uniform species. Two distinct genotypes were identified within C. muris; (1) C. muris genotype A; comprising bovine and camel isolates of C. muris from different geographical locations, and (2) C. muris genotype B comprising C. muris isolates from mice, a hamster, a rock hyrax and a camel from the same enclosure. These 2 genotypes may represent separate species but further biological and molecular studies are required for confirmation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 2000 Cambridge University Press
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