publication . Article . 2011

Genetic characterisation of Toxoplasma gondii in wildlife from North America revealed widespread and high prevalence of the fourth clonal type

Dubey, J. P.; Velmurugan, G. V.; Rajendran, C.; Yabsley, M. J.; Thomas, N. J.; Beckmen, K. B.; Sinnett, D.; Ruid, D.; Hart, J.; Fair, P. A.; ...
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2011 Journal: International Journal for Parasitology, volume 41, pages 1,139-1,147 (issn: 0020-7519, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Little is known of the genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii circulating in wildlife. In the present study wild animals, from the USA were examined for T. gondii infection. Tissues of naturally exposed animals were bioassayed in mice for isolation of viable parasites. Viable T. gondii was isolated from 31 animals including, to our knowledge for the first time, from a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), five gray wolves (Canis lupus), a woodrat (Neotoma micropus), and five Arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus). Additionally, 66 T. gondii isolates obtained previously, but not genetically characterised, were revived in mice. Toxoplasma gondii DNA isolated from these 97...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Genetic variation, Restriction fragment length polymorphism, Virology, Ecology, Polymorphism (computer science), Zoology, Genetic diversity, Phylogenetics, Canis, biology.organism_classification, biology, Genotype, Toxoplasma gondii
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publication . Article . 2011

Genetic characterisation of Toxoplasma gondii in wildlife from North America revealed widespread and high prevalence of the fourth clonal type

Dubey, J. P.; Velmurugan, G. V.; Rajendran, C.; Yabsley, M. J.; Thomas, N. J.; Beckmen, K. B.; Sinnett, D.; Ruid, D.; Hart, J.; Fair, P. A.; ...