Cryptosporidium from tortoises: Genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications.

  title={Cryptosporidium from tortoises: Genetic characterisation, phylogeny and zoonotic implications.},
  author={Donato Traversa and Raffaella Iorio and Domenico Otranto and David Modr{\'y} and Jan {\vS}lapeta},
  journal={Molecular and cellular probes},
  volume={22 2},
Cryptosporidiosis is a disease caused by apicomplexan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium, which affect the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals worldwide. In the present study, Cryptosporidium isolates from captive European tortoises (Testudo graeca, Testudo hermanni and Testudo marginata) in Italy were genetically characterised using gene/s encoding Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein (COWP) and/or the hypervariable segment internal to the SSU rDNA. Six isolates from T. graeca, T… CONTINUE READING


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