Journal article

Molecular characterization of potentially zoonotic isolates of Giardia duodenalis in horses

R Traub, S Wade, C Read, A Thompson, H Mohammed

Veterinary Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2005

Abstract

Giardia isolates from eight horses from New York State (NY), USA and two horses from Western Australia (WA) were genetically characterized at the SSU-rDNA and triose-phosphate isomerase (TPI) genes. Phylogenetic analysis of the TPI gene provided strong support for the placement of both isolates of Giardia from horses in WA and a single isolate from a horse in NY within the assemblage AI genotype of G. duodenalis. Another two isolates from horses in NY placed within the assemblage AII genotype of G. duodenalis. Phylogenetic analysis of the TPI gene also provided strong bootstrap support for the placement of four G. duodenalis isolates from horses in NY into a potentially host-specific sub-ass..

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