fulltext.study @t Gmail

Cryptosporidium — Biotechnological advances in the detection, diagnosis and analysis of genetic variation

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
14798 1252 2008 14 PDF Available
Title
Cryptosporidium — Biotechnological advances in the detection, diagnosis and analysis of genetic variation
Abstract

Cryptosporidiosis is predominantly a gastrointestinal disease of humans and other animals, caused by various species of protozoan parasites representing the genus Cryptosporidium. This disease, transmitted mainly via the faecal–oral route (in water or food), is of major socioeconomic importance worldwide. The diagnosis and genetic characterization of the different species and population variants (usually recognised as “genotypes” or “subgenotypes”) of Cryptosporidium is central to the prevention, surveillance and control of cryptosporidiosis, particularly given that there is presently no broadly applicable treatment regimen for this disease. Although traditional phenotypic techniques have had major limitations in the specific diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis, there have been major advances in the development of molecular analytical and diagnostic tools. This article provides a concise account of Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis, and focuses mainly on recent advances in nucleic acid-based approaches for the diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis and analysis of genetic variation within and among species of Cryptosporidium. These advances represent a significant step toward an improved understanding of the epidemiology as well as the prevention and control of cryptosporidiosis.

Keywords
Apicomplexa; Protista; Cryptosporidium; Cryptosporidiosis; Identification; Diagnosis; Detection; Genetic analysis
First Page Preview
Cryptosporidium — Biotechnological advances in the detection, diagnosis and analysis of genetic variation
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 26, Issue 4, July–August 2008, Pages 304–317
Authors
, , , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us