Journal article

Epidemiological and molecular evidence supports the zoonotic transmission of Glardia amongy humans and dogs living in the same community

RJ Traub, PT Monis, I Robertson, P Irwin, N Mencke, RCA Thompson

Parasitology | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2004


Giardia duodenalis isolates recovered from humans and dogs living in the same locality in a remote tea-growing community of northeast India were characterized at 3 different loci; the SSU-rDNA, elongation factor 1-alpha (ef1-alpha) and triose phosphate isomerase (tpi) gene. Phylogenetic analysis of the SSU-rDNA and efl-alpha genes provided poor genetic resolution of the isolates within various assemblages, stressing the importance of using multiple loci when inferring genotypes to Giardia. Analysis of the tpi gene provided better genetic resolution and placed canine Giardia isolates within the genetic groupings of human isolates (Assemblages A and B). Further evidence for zoonotic transmissi..

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