Genetic diversity of blastocystis in livestock and zoo animals.

  title={Genetic diversity of blastocystis in livestock and zoo animals.},
  author={Mohammed A Alfellani and Derya Taner-Mulla and Alison S. Jacob and Christine Atim Imeede and Hisao Yoshikawa and Christen Rune Stensvold and Charlotte Clark},
  volume={164 4},
Blastocystis is a common unicellular anaerobic eukaryote that inhabits the large intestine of many animals worldwide, including humans. The finding of Blastocystis in faeces in mammals and birds has led to proposals of zoonotic potential and that these hosts may be the source of many human infections. Blastocystis is, however, a genetically diverse complex of many distinct organisms (termed subtypes; STs), and sampling to date has been limited, both geographically and in the range of hosts… CONTINUE READING
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