Journal article

A practical and cost-effective mutation scanning-based approach for investigating genetic variation in Cryptosporidium

Aaron R Jex, Margaret Whipp, Bronwyn E Campbell, Simone M Caccio, Melita Stevens, Geoff Hogg, Robin B Gasser

ELECTROPHORESIS | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2007

Abstract

In the present study, we used a mutation scanning-targeted sequencing approach to assess variation in part (pgp60) of the 60 kDa glycoprotein (gp60) gene among Cryptosporidium samples from humans in Victoria, Australia. Two nuclear ribosomal loci (the small subunit rRNA gene and the second internal transcribed spacer) were used to identify the samples as Cryptosporidium hominis (n = 74), Cryptosporidium parvum (n = 23) or Cryptosporidium meleagridis (n = 1). In total, nine distinct pgp60 sequences were identified (three C. hominis, five C. parvum and one C. meleagridis). Phylogenetic analyses of the pgp60 sequence data, employing well-defined reference sequences for comparison, allowed the g..

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