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Genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium spp. in captive reptiles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14766569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The genetic diversity of Cryptosporidium in reptiles was analyzed by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism and sequence analysis of the small subunit rRNA gene. A total of 123 samples were analyzed, of which 48 snake samples, 24 lizard samples, and 3 tortoise samples were positive for Cryptosporidium: Nine different types of Cryptosporidium were found, including Cryptosporidium serpentis, Cryptosporidium desert monitor genotype, Cryptosporidium muris, Cryptosporidium parvum bovine and mouse genotypes, one C. serpentis-like parasite in a lizard, two new Cryptosporidium spp. in snakes, and one new Cryptosporidium sp. in tortoises. C. serpentis and the desert monitor genotype were the most common parasites and were found in both snakes and lizards, whereas the C. muris and C. parvum parasites detected were probably the result of ingestion of infected rodents. Sequence and biologic characterizations indicated that the desert monitor genotype was Cryptosporidium saurophilum. Two host-adapted C. serpentis genotypes were found in snakes and lizards.
Lihua Xiao; Una M Ryan; Thaddeus K Graczyk; Josef Limor; Lixia Li; Mark Kombert; Randy Junge; Irshad M Sulaiman; Ling Zhou; Michael J Arrowood; Bretislav Koudela; David Modrý; Altaf A Lal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied and environmental microbiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0099-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-09     Completed Date:  2004-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605801     Medline TA:  Appl Environ Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  891-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA.
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GENBANK/AF093499;  AF093501;  AF112573;  AY120913;  AY120914;  AY120915;  AY268581;  AY268582;  AY268583;  AY268584
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MeSH Terms
Base Sequence
Cryptosporidiosis / microbiology,  veterinary*
Cryptosporidium / classification*,  genetics*,  growth & development
DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
Genetic Variation*
Lizards / microbiology
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
Reptiles / microbiology*
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Snakes / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Ribosomal; 0/RNA, Ribosomal

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