Chromosomal duplication in Giardia duodenalis.

  title={Chromosomal duplication in Giardia duodenalis.},
  author={J. A. Upcroft and A. Healey and P. Upcroft},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={23 5},
Strains of Giardia duodenalis from diverse parts of the world have three or four chromosomal bands in the range of 650-800 kb as defined by field inversion gel electrophoresis. The extra chromosome band in this range defined a group of strains which are geographically distinct from other strains missing this band. The cloned line WB-1B has three chromosome bands in this size range and chromosome band 3 was used to construct a library of chromosome-specific probes. In some strains examined… CONTINUE READING