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Discrimination of all genotypes of Giardia duodenalis at the glutamate dehydrogenase locus using PCR-RFLP.
PCR-RFLP allows G. duodenalis isolates from human-beings, their companion animals and livestock to be genotyped directly from faeces, leading to valuable information about Giardia genotypes in population without the need for in vitro/in vivo amplification. Expand
Genetic Diversity within Cryptosporidium parvum and Related Cryptosporidium Species
  • Lihua Xiao, U. Morgan, +6 authors A. Lal
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 1 August 1999
A need for revision in the taxonomy and assessment of the zoonotic potential of some animal C. parvum isolates is indicated, because extensive genetic diversities were present among C. Parvum genotypes. Expand
National study of the gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats in Australia.
The prevalence of intestinal helminths in Australian pet dogs and cats is low and consideration should be given to the future use of anthelmintics and continued emphasis on pet owner education as means of preventing infection. Expand
Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus.
The outcome of recent molecular epidemiological studies has served to reinforce proposals made ten years ago to revise the taxonomy of Echinococcus, and to recognize the contribution of early taxonomists. Expand
Global Distribution of Alveolar and Cystic Echinococcosis.
This chapter presents the global distribution of Echinococcus species and human AE and CE in maps and summarizes the global data on host assemblages, transmission, prevalence in animal definitive hosts, incidence in people and molecular epidemiology. Expand
Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis.
This chapter provides an up to date review of the biology, biochemistry and host parasite relationships of Cryptosporidium. Expand
Unravelling Cryptosporidium and Giardia epidemiology.
Specific requirements are considered for the development of more-effective molecular identification and genotyping systems that should be applicable to both clinical and environmental samples of Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Expand
Ribosomal RNA sequencing reveals differences between the genotypes of Giardia isolates recovered from humans and dogs living in the same locality.
The results suggest that zoonotic transmission of Giardia infections between humans and dogs does not occur frequently in these communities, and suggest a new G. duodenalis subgroup. Expand
The zoonotic significance and molecular epidemiology of Giardia and giardiasis.
The taxonomy and molecular epidemiology ofGiardia and Giardia infections are reviewed and the greatest risk of zoonotic transmission appears to be from companion animals such as dogs and cats, although further studies are required in different endemic foci. Expand
A review of the global burden, novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine targets for cryptosporidium.
Use of cryptosporidium genomes has helped to identify promising therapeutic targets, and drugs are in development, but methods to assess the efficacy in vitro and in animals are not well standardised. Expand