Comparison of molecular markers for determining the viability and infectivity of Cryptosporidium oocysts and validation of molecular methods against animal infectivity assay.

@article{Alum2011ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of molecular markers for determining the viability and infectivity of Cryptosporidium oocysts and validation of molecular methods against animal infectivity assay.},
  author={Absar Alum and Joseph R. Rubino and M Khalid Ijaz},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={e197-200}
}
BACKGROUND Globally, disinfectants are widely used to intervene in the dissemination of Cryptosporidium oocysts. However, extensive investigations of oocyst inactivation by various disinfectants are not feasible due to the limitations imposed by animal infectivity methods. Molecular techniques provide an alternative strategy; however, non-metabolic genes have been used as markers for determining viability/infectivity. METHODS In this study we used amyloglucosidase (AG) - a metabolic protein… CONTINUE READING

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