Multi-locus DNA sequencing of Toxoplasma gondii isolated from Brazilian pigs identifies genetically divergent strains.

@article{FrazoTeixeira2011MultilocusDS,
  title={Multi-locus DNA sequencing of Toxoplasma gondii isolated from Brazilian pigs identifies genetically divergent strains.},
  author={Edwards Fraz{\~a}o-Teixeira and Natarajan Sundar and Jitender Prakash Dubey and Michael E. Grigg and Francisco Carlos Rodrigues de Oliveira},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={175 1-2},
  pages={33-9}
}
Five Toxoplasma gondii isolates (TgPgBr1-5) were isolated from hearts and brains of pigs freshly purchased at the market of Campos dos Goytacazes, Northern Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Four of the five isolates were highly pathogenic in mice. Four genotypes were identified. Multi-locus PCR-DNA sequencing showed that each strain possessed a unique combination of archetypal and novel alleles not previously described in South America. The data suggest that different strains circulate in pigs… CONTINUE READING

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