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Microbes Infect. 2002 Aug;4(10):1081-90.

Genomics and genetics of Cryptosporidium parvum: the key to understanding cryptosporidiosis.

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  • 1Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA.


This paper focuses on recent advances in the genetics and genomics of Cryptosporidium parvum. The approach to and the relevance of sequencing the genomes of C. parvum type 1 and type 2 are discussed, as well as new insights into the genetic heterogeneity of this species.

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