PCR-based molecular characterization of Toxocara spp. using feces of stray cats: a study from Southwest Iran.

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Khademvatan, Shahram; Rahim, Fakher; Tavalla, Mahdi; Abdizadeh, Rahman; Hashemitabar, Mahmoud;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065293, pmc: PMC3670902
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Veterinary Science | Veterinary Diseases | Microbiology | Medicine | Quantitative Parasitology | Epidemiology | Q | R | Population Biology | Zoonotic Diseases | Veterinary Parasitology | Nematology | Science | Spatial Epidemiology | Veterinary Epidemiology | Zoology | Parasitology
    mesheuropmc: parasitic diseases

Feces of stray cat are potential sources of gastrointestinal parasites and play a crucial role in spreading and transmitting parasite eggs, larvae, and oocysts through contamination of soil, food, or water. In this study, we investigated the prevalence of Toxocara spp. ... View more
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