Cryptosporidium genotypes in wildlife from a new york watershed.

  title={Cryptosporidium genotypes in wildlife from a new york watershed.},
  author={Yaoyu Feng and Kerri A Alderisio and Wenli Yang and Lisa A Blancero and William G Kuhne and Christopher A Nadareski and Michael J. A. Reid and Lihua Xiao},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={73 20},
To identify the animal sources for Cryptosporidium contamination, we genotyped Cryptosporidium spp. in wildlife from the watershed of the New York City drinking water supply, using a small-subunit rRNA gene-based PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and DNA sequencing. A total of 541 specimens from 38 species of wildlife were analyzed. One hundred and eleven (20.5%) of the wildlife specimens were PCR positive. Altogether, 21 Cryptosporidium genotypes were found in wildlife… CONTINUE READING
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