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Title: Molecular epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis
Author: Taweenan, Weerapol
ISNI:       0000 0004 2706 9411
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2010
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Giardia duodenalis is a parasitic protozoan that affects the gastrointestinal tract, causing abdominal disorders of various animals and humans. To date, G. duodenalis has been genotypically divided into seven groups (assemblages), namely A to G, found in different host ranges. Whilst assemblages C to G are specific genotypes affecting restricted animal hosts, assemblages A and B parasitise both humans and a number of animal species, and have been considered as having zoonotic potential. The main objective of the current study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology of G. duodenalis in animals and humans in the UK. The current study also evaluated multilocus genotyping and determined the protein changes between assemblages A and B.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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