Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii Isolates from Soil Samples in Tehran, Iran

  title={Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii Isolates from Soil Samples in Tehran, Iran},
  author={Mehdi Tavalla and Hormozd Oormazdi and Lame Akhlaghi and S Shojaee and Elham Razmjou and Ramtin Hadighi and A R Meamar},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of parasitology},
BACKGROUND The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii can infect any warm blooded nucleated cells. One of the ways for human infection is ingestion of oocysts directly from soil or via infected fruits or vegetables. To survey the potential role of T. gondii oocyst in soil samples, the present study was conducted in Tehran City, Iran. METHODS A total of 150 soil samples were collected around rubbish dumps, children's play ground, parks and public places. Oocysts recovery was performed by sodium… CONTINUE READING

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