Evaluation of a PCR protocol for sensitive detection of Giardia intestinalis in human faeces

@article{Asher2011EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a PCR protocol for sensitive detection of Giardia intestinalis in human faeces},
  author={Amy J. Asher and Liette S. Waldron and Michelle L. Power},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={110},
  pages={853-858}
}
Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan parasite and a human pathogen. It is a leading cause of human diarrheal disease and a significant cause of morbidity worldwide. At the molecular level, G. intestinalis is a species complex, consisting of genetic assemblages (A to G) and sub-assemblage strains. The genotypes that cause human disease have been characterised to assemblages A and B, and include strains AI, AII, BIII and BIV. PCR amplification of diagnostic loci is used to genotype samples and is… CONTINUE READING