Molecular and biological characterization of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free-range chickens from Guyana, South America, identified several unique and common parasite genotypes.

@article{Dubey2007MolecularAB,
  title={Molecular and biological characterization of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from free-range chickens from Guyana, South America, identified several unique and common parasite genotypes.},
  author={Jitender Prakash Dubey and L Applewhaite and Natarajan Sundar and Gopal Viswanathan Velmurugan and Luciana A Bandini and Oliver Chun Hung Kwok and Roderick Hill and Chunlei Su},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 Pt 11},
  pages={1559-65}
}
The prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in free-ranging chickens (Gallus domesticus) is a good indicator of the prevalence of T. gondii oocysts in the soil because chickens feed from the ground. The prevalence of T. gondii in 76 free-range chickens from Guyana, South America was determined. Antibodies to T. gondii were assayed by the modified agglutination test (MAT), and found in 50 (65.8%) of 76 chickens with titres of 1:5 in four, 1:10 in one, 1:20 in five, 1:40 in seven, 1:80 in six, 1:160 in… CONTINUE READING