Host adaptation and host-parasite co-evolution in Cryptosporidium: implications for taxonomy and public health.

@article{Xiao2002HostAA,
  title={Host adaptation and host-parasite co-evolution in Cryptosporidium: implications for taxonomy and public health.},
  author={Lihua Xiao and Irshad M. Sulaiman and U Ryan and L Zhou and Edward Robert Atwill and Monica L Tischler and Xichen Zhang and Ronald Fayer and Altaf A. Lal},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 14},
  pages={1773-85}
}
To assess the genetic diversity and evolution of Cryptosporidium parasites, the partial ssrRNA, actin, and 70kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) genes of 15 new Cryptosporidium parasites were sequenced. Sequence data were analysed together with those previously obtained from other Cryptosporidium parasites (10 Cryptosporidium spp. and eight Cryptosporidium genotypes). Results of this multi-locus genetic characterisation indicate that host adaptation is a general phenomenon in the genus… CONTINUE READING