Youssef G Abs El-Osta

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This study determined the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, and compared its structure, organization and other characteristics with Onchocerca volvulus and other secernentean nematodes. The D. immitis mt genome is 13814 bp in size and contains 36 of the 37 genes typical of metazoan organisms, and lacks(More)
A study was undertaken to compare the performance of five different molecular methods (available in four different laboratories) for the identification of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis and the detection of genetic variation within each of these species. The same panel of oocyst DNA samples derived from faeces (n=54; coded blindly) was(More)
In the present study, we constructed gender-enriched cDNA libraries for the adult stage of the parasitic nematode Oesophagostomum dentatum (order Strongylida) using suppressive-subtractive hybridization (SSH), sequenced clones from the female-library and male-library (480 from each) and conducted bioinformatic and microarray analyses of the expressed(More)
A simple, non-isotopic PCR-based single-strand conformation polymorphism ('cold SSCP') method is described which allows the efficient detection of genetic variation among and within genotypes of Cryptosporidium parvum. This low cost approach has important advantages over other 'genotyping' methods and is applicable to a wide range of genetic loci and(More)
Using a single-strand conformation polymorphism-based approach, we investigated nucleotide variation in part of the first internal transcribed spacer (pITS-1) of nuclear ribosomal DNA within and among a large number of Ascaris individuals from humans and pigs from six endemic regions in China, and examined the frequency of the different genotypes of Ascaris(More)
Cryptosporidium oocyst DNA samples (n=80) from humans with cryptosporidiosis in Australia and the UK were characterized genetically and categorized by capillary electrophoretic (CE) analysis of part of the small subunit gene (pSSU; approximately 300bp) and second internal transcribed spacer (pITS-2; approximately 230bp) of nuclear ribosomal DNA. The(More)
A full-length cDNA (Tv-stp-1) encoding a serine/threonine protein phosphatase (Tv-STP-1) was isolated from Trichostrongylus vitrinus (order Strongylida), an economically important parasitic nematode of small ruminants. The uninterrupted open reading frame (ORF) of 951 nucleotides encoded a predicted protein of 316 amino acids (aa), containing the(More)
In the present study, PCR-based single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis of the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS-2) of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) was applied to the genetic characterisation of Dictyocaulus from red deer from New Zealand and to its differentiation from species of lungworm from cattle and other hosts. Based on SSCP(More)
Nucleotide variation in a portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit1 (cox1) gene from asexual stages of bucephalids of southern Australian scallops (Chlamys asperrima, Chlamys bifrons and Pecten fumatus) was investigated using a mutation scanning-sequencing approach. Single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis revealed three main(More)
Necator americanus is a blood-sucking, intestinal nematode of major human health importance in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The aim of the present study was to compare the complete mitochondrial genome sequence from one N. americanus individual from Togo with another from China, in order to estimate the magnitude of genetic(More)