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Polymerase chain reaction assay based on a highly repeated sequence of Schistosoma haematobium: a potential tool for monitoring schistosome-infested water.
We have cloned from Schistosoma haematobium genome a repeated sequence, the DraI repeated sequence, which consists of tandemly arranged 121-bp-long units and which is highly abundant (approximatelyExpand
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Evaluation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification suitable for molecular monitoring of schistosome-infected snails in field laboratories.
We previously described loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for detection of Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni DNA in infected snails. In the present study, we adapted the LAMP assayExpand
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Copro-diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection in dogs by amplification of a newly identified repeated DNA sequence.
Diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection in dogs by detecting adult worms recovered post mortem or purged from the intestines after treatment with arecoline is not suitable for mass screening.Expand
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Identification of blood meals imbibed by phlebotomine sand flies using cytochrome b PCR and reverse line blotting.
Blood meal identification is important for determining the host preferences and the vectorial capacity of hematophagous arthropods. In the past, mostly serological techniques using host-specificExpand
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Detection of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium DNA by loop-mediated isothermal amplification: identification of infected snails from early prepatency.
Monitoring post-control transmission of schistosomes by examining humans becomes less effective as infection rates among humans decrease. Molecular monitoring of prepatent schistosome infection inExpand
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Differentiation of Schistosoma haematobium from related schistosomes by PCR amplifying an inter-repeat sequence.
Schistosoma haematobium infects nearly 150 million people, primarily in Africa, and is transmitted by select species of local bulinid snails. These snails can host other related trematode species asExpand
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Diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection by the polymerase chain reaction employing patients' sputum
Abstract A preliminary evaluation of the diagnostic potential of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay using diurnally collected sputum from bancroftian filariasis patients is described. A new setExpand
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Sex determination in the wild: a field application of loop‐mediated isothermal amplification successfully determines sex across three raptor species
PCR‐based methods are the most common technique for sex determination of birds. Although these methods are fast, easy and accurate, they still require special facilities that preclude theirExpand
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A Newly Emerged Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Focus in Northern Israel and Two New Reservoir Hosts of Leishmania major
In 2006/7, 18 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) were reported for the first time from Sde Eliyahu (pop. 650), a village in the Beit She'an valley of Israel. Between 2007–2011, a further 88 CLExpand
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Evaluation of PCR procedures for detecting and quantifying Leishmania donovani DNA in large numbers of dried human blood samples from a visceral leishmaniasis focus in Northern Ethiopia
BackgroundVisceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a disseminated protozoan infection caused by Leishmania donovani parasites which affects almost half a million persons annually. Most of these are from theExpand
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