Direct high-resolution genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in the remote arctic Svalbard archipelago reveals widespread clonal Type II lineage.

@article{Prestrud2008DirectHG,
  title={Direct high-resolution genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) in the remote arctic Svalbard archipelago reveals widespread clonal Type II lineage.},
  author={Kristin Wear Prestrud and Kjetil {\AA}sbakk and Torill M\ork and Eva Fuglei and Morten Tryland and Chunlei Su},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={158 1-2},
  pages={121-8}
}
Characterization of Toxoplasma gondii genotypes in hosts living in remote, isolated regions is important for elucidating the population structure and transmission mode of this parasite. Herein, we report the results of direct genotyping of T. gondii in brain tissue of arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from the remote, virtually cat-free, high arctic islands of Svalbard. DNA extracts from brains of 167 seropositive arctic foxes (including four cases of fatal toxoplasmosis) and 11 seronegative arctic… CONTINUE READING

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