Blastocystis in humans and animals: new insights using modern methodologies.

  title={Blastocystis in humans and animals: new insights using modern methodologies.},
  author={Kevin S. W. Tan},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={126 1-2},
Among the waterborne protozoan parasites of medical and veterinary importance, Blastocystis is perhaps one of the less well-understood. However, in recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the organism, fueled in part by the possible association of Blastocystis infection with intestinal disorders, and its unusual taxonomic affiliations. Although there is information on the parasite's morphology, taxonomy and mode of transmission, its pathogenicity, life cycle, and function of certain… CONTINUE READING