Molecular characterization of Blastocystis species in Oregon identifies multiple subtypes

@article{Whipps2010MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of Blastocystis species in Oregon identifies multiple subtypes},
  author={Christopher M Whipps and Ken Boorom and Luiz E. Bermudez and Michael L Kent},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={106},
  pages={827-832}
}
The association of Blastocystis species infections with gastrointestinal symptoms in humans is clouded by the variable presentation of disease and multiple lineages of the parasite that can infect humans and other animals. It has long been suspected that certain subtypes of Blastocystis may be more or less pathogenic, be restricted to certain hosts, or have limits to their geographic distribution. In the state of Oregon, USA, Blastocystis spp. are the most commonly encountered parasites in… CONTINUE READING

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