Evidence for the existence of genetically distinct strains of Enterocytozoon bieneusi

  title={Evidence for the existence of genetically distinct strains of Enterocytozoon bieneusi},
  author={Heinz Rinder and S. Katzwinkel-Wladarsch and Thomas L{\"o}scher},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most frequently found microsporidium in human infections. In all, 3 distinct genotypes were detected in 12 stool samples from 8 patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A total of 9 polymorphic sites were found in the 243-bp-long internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of the rDNA gene, whereas none was found in 241 bp of adjacent rRNA coding regions. The genotype was stable in samples taken during 11 weeks of infection from one of the patients. The… CONTINUE READING


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