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Int J Parasitol. 2001 Mar;31(3):289-96.

Molecular and phylogenetic characterisation of Cryptosporidium from birds.

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World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Murdoch University, WA 6150, Australia. morgan@numbat.murdoch.edu.au

Abstract

Avian isolates of Cryptosporidium species from different geographic locations were sequenced at two loci, the 18S rRNA gene and the heat shock gene (HSP-70). Phylogenetic analysis of the sequence data provided support for the existence of a new avian species of Cryptosporidium infecting finches and a second species infecting a black duck. The identity of Cryptosporidium baileyi and Cryptosporidium meleagridis as valid species was confirmed. Also, C. baileyi was identified in a number of isolates from the brown quail extending the host range of this species.

PMID:
11226456
DOI:
10.1016/s0020-7519(00)00164-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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