Discrimination of Cryptosporidium species by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis

Masaaki Satoh, Yutaka Nakai

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Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) was used for the discrimination of three species and one genotype of the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium: the C. parvum, C. andersoni, C. muris, and C. muris Japanese field mouse genotype. A set of primers specific for the 18S rRNA gene of Cryptosporidium was used in the DGGE; consequently, the four strains showed different banding patterns. This is a potentially convenient and precise method for the discrimination of Cryptosporidium spp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalParasitology Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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