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J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jan;39(1):398-400.

Rapid identification of virulent type I strains of the protozoan pathogen Toxoplasma gondii by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis at the B1 gene.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305-5124, USA.

Abstract

Sequence analysis at the 35-fold-repetitive B1 locus identified three restriction sites capable of discriminating type I (mouse-virulent) from type II or III (mouse-avirulent) strains of Toxoplasma gondii. B1 PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of 8 type I, 17 type II, and 8 type III strains confirms the specificity of the assay. It should now be possible to ask whether strain genotype affects the severity and type of clinical disease in humans.

PMID:
11136812
PMCID:
PMC87743
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.39.1.398-400.2001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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