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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