Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2007.01.004
Title: Terminology for Blastocystis subtypes - a consensus
Authors: Stensvold, C.R.
Suresh, G.K.
Tan, K.S.W. 
Thompson, R.C.A.
Traub, R.J.
Viscogliosi, E.
Yoshikawa, H.
Clark, C.G.
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Source: Stensvold, C.R., Suresh, G.K., Tan, K.S.W., Thompson, R.C.A., Traub, R.J., Viscogliosi, E., Yoshikawa, H., Clark, C.G. (2007-03). Terminology for Blastocystis subtypes - a consensus. Trends in Parasitology 23 (3) : 93-96. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2007.01.004
Abstract: Blastocystis is a ubiquitous enteric protistan parasite that has extensive genetic diversity and infects humans and many other animals. Distinct molecular methodologies developed to detect variation and obtain information about transmission patterns and clinical importance have resulted in a confusing array of terminologies for the identification and designation of Blastocystis subtypes. In this article, we propose a standardization of Blastocystis terminology to improve communication and correlate research results. Based primarily on published small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene analyses, we propose that all mammalian and avian isolates should be designated Blastocystis sp. and assigned to one of nine subtypes. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Trends in Parasitology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/107623
ISSN: 14714922
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2007.01.004
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