Serotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in Cats (Felis domesticus) Reveals Predominance of Type II Infections in Germany

@inproceedings{Maksimov2013SerotypingOT,
  title={Serotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in Cats (Felis domesticus) Reveals Predominance of Type II Infections in Germany },
  author={Pavlo Maksimov and Johannes Zerweck and Jitender Prakash Dubey and Nikola Pantchev and Caroline Franziska Frey and Aline Maksimov and Ulf Reimer and Mike Schutkowski and Morteza Hosseininejad and Mario Ziller and Franz J Conraths and Gereon Schares},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Cats are definitive hosts of Toxoplasma gondii and play an essential role in the epidemiology of this parasite. The study aims at clarifying whether cats are able to develop specific antibodies against different clonal types of T. gondii and to determine by serotyping the T. gondii clonal types prevailing in cats as intermediate hosts in Germany… CONTINUE READING