Blastocystis sp. subtype 5: a possibly zoonotic genotype

  title={Blastocystis sp. subtype 5: a possibly zoonotic genotype},
  author={Yiming Yan and Shuilian Su and Jinhua Ye and Xiaofang Lai and Riyong Lai and Hua Liao and Guifeng Chen and Ruiqi Zhang and Zhiping Hou and Xiaobing Luo},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Blastocystis has a widespread distribution in a variety of animals, which is a potential source of infection for humans. Previous studies show that Blastocystis sp. subtypes 1–4, 6, and 7 were composed of isolates from humans and animals, while Blastocystis sp. subtype 5 included only pig and cattle isolates. A more recent study on the basis of the SSU rDNA sequence has showed that a single Blastocystis isolate amplified directly from the faeces of a Thai human belongs to Blastocystis sp… CONTINUE READING
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