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1 October 2000 Molecular Characterization of a Cryptosporidium Isolate From a Black Bear
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To further validate the observation of the existence of host-adapted strains of Cryptosporidium parvum, we genetically characterized an isolate of Cryptosporidium parasite from a black bear. Sequence analysis of the ribosomal RNA small subunit and the 70-kDa heat shock protein (HSP70) showed that this parasite represents a new genotype of C. parvum and is related to the C. parvum dog genotype. This finding is helpful for clarifying Cryptosporidium taxonomy.

Lihua Xiao, Josef R. Limor, Irshad M. Sulaiman, Robert B. Duncan, and Altaf A. Lal "Molecular Characterization of a Cryptosporidium Isolate From a Black Bear," Journal of Parasitology 86(5), 1166-1170, (1 October 2000). https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2000)086[1166:MCOACI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 October 2000
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