Population diversity and multiplicity of infection in Theileria annulata

  title={Population diversity and multiplicity of infection in Theileria annulata},
  author={William Weir and Tulin Ilhan Karagenc and M Gharbi and Martin C. Simuunza and Suleyman Aypak and Nuran Aysul and Mohamed Aziz Darghouth and Brian R. Shiels and Andrew Tait},
  booktitle={International journal for parasitology},
The tick-borne apicomplexan parasite Theileria annulata is endemic in many sub-tropical countries and causes the bovine disease tropical theileriosis. Although the parasite is known to be highly diverse, detailed information is lacking on the genetic structure of natural populations and levels of multiplicity of infection in the cattle host. With the widespread deployment of live attenuated vaccines and the emergence of drug-resistant parasites in the field, it is vital to appreciate the… CONTINUE READING


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