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1 June 2005 Genetic Characterization of Cryptosporidium Isolates From Ringed Seals (Phoca hispida) in Northern Quebec, Canada
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This study reports the molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. isolates identified from intestinal contents of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) from Nunavik (Quebec, Canada). Cryptosporidium spp. fragments of 18S rRNA, HSP-70, and actin loci were amplified by PCR from seal intestinal contents. PCR-positive specimens were sequenced and compared with other Cryptosporidium species and genotypes reported previously. Sequence analysis showed the presence of C. muris and 2 novel genotypes in ringed seals.

Mónica Santín, Brent R. Dixon, and Ronald Fayer "Genetic Characterization of Cryptosporidium Isolates From Ringed Seals (Phoca hispida) in Northern Quebec, Canada," Journal of Parasitology 91(3), (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3438RN
Published: 1 June 2005
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