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Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha): evidence from the St Lawrence River.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11293571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Molluscan shellfish can recover and concentrate environmentally derived waterborne pathogens and can be used for the sanitary assessment of water quality. Oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum (genotype 1) were identified in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from the St. Lawrence River, Quebec. Approximately 67 oocysts/ml of hemolymph and 129 oocysts/g of soft tissue were recovered. The adjusted concentration of oocysts per gram of tissue was 2.2 x 10(2), and approximately 4.4 x 10(2) oocysts were recovered from a single mussel. Zebra mussels can serve as biological indicators of waterborne contamination with Cryptosporidium.
T K Graczyk; D J Marcogliese; Y de Lafontaine; A J Da Silva; B Mhangami-Ruwende; N J Pieniazek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology research     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0932-0113     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Res.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-09     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703571     Medline TA:  Parasitol Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bivalvia / parasitology*
Cryptosporidiosis / veterinary*
Cryptosporidium parvum / genetics,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
DNA, Protozoan / analysis
Electrophoresis, Agar Gel / veterinary
Environmental Monitoring
Fresh Water / parasitology*
Hemolymph / chemistry,  parasitology
Parasite Egg Count
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Protozoan

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