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The Moniezia expansa is a parasite of sheep that causes diarrhea and fleshless leading to stockbreeding losses. A genomic resource for large-scale molecular studies in this parasite is lacking. To study the gene expression including development, digestion and reproduction organs of M. expansa, a cDNA library had been constructed and expressed sequence tags(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize hematolysis of Enterococcus from sheep. METHODS Using plate assay (PA), contact hemolysis (CH), supernatant assay (SA), culture hemolysis (CLH) and PCR, we studied hemolysis characteristics of 11 Enterococcus clinical isolates, 30 isolates from healthy sheep, a standard G-Streptococcus and a standard Enterococcus. RESULTS(More)
Moniezia benedeni and M. expansa are common ruminant tapeworms of worldwide distribution, causing gastrointestinal disorders and even death in sheep and goats. In this study, a polymerase chain reaction- (PCR-) based approach for precise species identification was developed and also applied to faecal DNA diagnosis of the tapeworm infection. Since nuclear(More)
Gene expression profiles of Moniezia expansa proglottids at varying developmental stages were analysed using cDNA microarray. A total of 4,056 spots, including full length and partial complementary DNAs that represent novel, known, and control genes, were studied. Results indicated an up-regulation of 55 genes in immature proglottids, 134 genes in mature(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the diversity of bacterial community in rectum of diarrheic calves, and differences with health calves. METHODS 16S rRNA clone libraries were constructed, positive clones were digested by Msp I and Hha I for restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and then a phylogenetic tree was depicted based on the 16S rRNA sequencing, to(More)
A novel antimicrobial peptide, SRTAP-40 has been purified and characterized from sheep reproductive tract. The isolation procedure entailed acetic acid extraction, gel filtration chromatography, and HPLC. SRTAP-40 is composed of 40 amino acid residues with a MW of 4,820.47 Da from MALDI-TOF–MS. Its N-terminal sequence was AYVLDEPKP. SRTAP-40 cDNA was cloned(More)
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