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Author Abe, Niichiro ♦ Wu, Zhiliang ♦ Yoshikawa, Hisao
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Sociology & anthropology
Abstract Twenty two Blastocystis isolates from cattle and pigs were genotyped by PCR using diagnostic primers, and the homology among isolates was then confirmed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene. Two distinct genotypes, subtypes 1 and 3, were detected in one and two of the ten isolates from cattle, and three and one of the 12 isolates from pigs, respectively. The RFLP profiles of all isolates designated as subtype 1 and subtype 3 were identical to those of known ribodemes 1 and 2, respectively. We found that 31.8% (7/22) of isolates examined were zoonotic genotypes of Bastocystis hominis. However, 68.2% (15/22) of isolates were not amplified with any of the diagnostic primers, and the profiles of these isolates were different from any ribodemes of B. hominis reported previously. This study shows that Blastocystis organisms in cattle and pigs are a potential source of human infection.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-02-13
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 90
Issue Number 2
Page Count 5
Starting Page 124
Ending Page 128

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