Journal article

Analysis of the genetic diversity within Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum from imported and autochtonous cases of human cryptosporidiosis by mutation scanning

Aaron R Jex, Robin B Gasser

ELECTROPHORESIS | WILEY | Published : 2008


The present study investigated sequence variation in part of the 60 kilodalton glycoprotein (pgp60) gene among Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum isolates (n=115) from citizens of the UK inferred to have been infected whilst travelling abroad (to 25 countries) or in the UK. The genomic DNA samples from these isolates were subjected to PCR-coupled single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis, followed by targeted sequencing of pgp60. Individual samples were classified to the genotypic and subgenotypic levels based on phylogenetic analysis (Bayesian inference) of pgp60 data, including published sequences for comparison. Based on this analysis, five C. hominis (Ia-If) and fo..

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