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Nosema ceranae n. sp. (Microspora, Nosematidae), morphological and molecular characterization of a microsporidian parasite of the Asian honey bee Apis cerana (Hymenoptera, Apidae)
Summary Based on light microscopic and ultrastructural characteristics as well as on the nucleotide sequence of the small subunit ribosomal RNA coding region, the microsporidium Nosema ceranae n.Expand
Molecular Characterization of a Non–Babesia divergens Organism Causing Zoonotic Babesiosis in Europe
In Europe, most reported human cases of babesiosis have been attributed, without strong molecular evidence, to infection with the bovine parasite Babesia divergens. We investigated the first knownExpand
Molecular characterisation of Babesia canis canis and Babesia canis vogeli from naturally infected European dogs.
The morphologically small Babesia species isolated from naturally infected dogs in Europe, Japan, and US are described as Babesia gibsoni despite the fact that molecular techniques show that theyExpand
New Cryptosporidium Genotypes in HIV-Infected Persons
Using DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, we identified four distinct Cryptosporidium genotypes in HIV-infected patients: genotype 1 (human), genotype 2 (bovine) Cryptosporidium parvum, aExpand
Babesia divergens–like Infection, Washington State
Most reported U.S. zoonotic cases of babesiosis have occurred in the Northeast and been caused by Babesia microti. In Washington State, three cases of babesiosis have been reported previously, whichExpand
PCR as a Confirmatory Technique for Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria
ABSTRACT We compared a nested PCR assay and microscopic examination of Giemsa-stained blood films for detection and identification of Plasmodium spp. in blood specimens. PCR was more sensitive thanExpand
Polymerase chain reaction and culture confirmation of disseminated Encephalitozoon cuniculi in a patient with AIDS: successful therapy with albendazole.
Infections due to microsporidia are being recognized increasingly, especially in AIDS patients. A patient with disseminated microsporidiosis with advanced renal failure due to EncephalitozoonExpand
Fast and reliable extraction of protozoan parasite DNA from fecal specimens.
BACKGROUND Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detection of intestinal protozoa in fecal specimens is hampered by poor recovery of DNA and by the presence of PCR inhibitors. In this study we describe aExpand
16S-like rDNA sequences from Developayella elegans, Labyrinthuloides haliotidis, and Proteromonas lacertae confirm that the stramenopiles are a primarily heterotrophic group
Summary A phylogenetic analysis of the 16S-like ribosomal RNA coding regions from Labyrinthuloides haliotidis, Developayella elegans, Proteromonas lacertae and other organisms corroboratesExpand
Molecular characterization of Nosema bombi (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and a note on its sites of infection in Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
SUMMARY Investigations of queen, worker and male bumble bees (Bombus terrestris) showed that all individuals became infected with Nosema bombi. Infections were found in Malpighian tubules, thoraxExpand