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Microsatellite Analysis of the Human and Bovine Genotypes of


Aiello, Allison E.; Xiao, Lihua; Limor, Josef R.; Liu, Charles; Abrahamsen, Mitchell S.; & Lal, Altaf A. (1999). Microsatellite Analysis of the Human and Bovine Genotypes of. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 46(5), S46S-7.


Cryptosporidiosis is a significant cause of foodborne and waterborne outbreaks of diarrheal diseases. Molecular typing tools have shown that two genotypes of Cryptosporidium pawum are responsible for these outbreaks [5,9]. The human genotype parasites have so far been only found in humans, whereas the bovine genotype parasites have been found in farm animals and some humans. Higher resolution typing tools, however, are needed to identify outbreaks, and to track infection and contamination sources. In other eukaryotic systems, microsatellite (MS) sequences containing simple sequence repeats have been used in the development of high resolution genotyping tool [3, 71. In this study, we characterized 9 microsatellite (MS) loci in the human and bovine genotypes of C. pawum and evaluated inter- and intra-genotype sequence diversities.


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Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology


Aiello, Allison E.
Xiao, Lihua
Limor, Josef R.
Liu, Charles
Abrahamsen, Mitchell S.
Lal, Altaf A.