Journal article

Toward practical, DNA-based diagnostic methods for parasitic nematodes of livestock - Bionomic and biotechnological implications

Robin B Gasser, Nathan J Bott, Neil B Chilton, Peter Hunt, Ian Beveridge

BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Parasitic nematodes of livestock have a major economic impact worldwide. In spite of the health problems caused by nematodes and advances toward the development of vaccines and new therapeutic agents against some of them, relatively limited attention has been paid to the need for improved, practical methods of diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis and genetic characterization of parasitic nematodes of livestock are central to their effective control, particularly given the current, serious problems with anthelmintic resistance in nematode populations. Traditional diagnostic techniques have considerable limitations, and there have been some advances toward the development of molecular-diagnostic tool..

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