Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2004.09.017
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dc.titleBlastocystis in humans and animals: New insights using modern methodologies
dc.contributor.authorTan, K.S.W.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T08:23:58Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T08:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2004-12-09
dc.identifier.citationTan, K.S.W. (2004-12-09). Blastocystis in humans and animals: New insights using modern methodologies. Veterinary Parasitology 126 (1-2 SPEC.ISS.) : 121-144. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2004.09.017
dc.identifier.issn03044017
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129557
dc.description.abstractAmong the waterborne protozoan parasites of medical and veterinary importance, Blastocystis is perhaps one of the less well-understood. However, in recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the organism, fueled in part by the possible association of Blastocystis infection with intestinal disorders, and its unusual taxonomic affiliations. Although there is information on the parasite's morphology, taxonomy and mode of transmission, its pathogenicity, life cycle, and function of certain organelles continue to baffle investigators. The clinical relevance of Blastocystis will be better answered once an animal model is found. Blastocystis infections have a worldwide distribution but prevalence is highest in areas with poor hygiene and deficient sanitation services and facilities. Application of modern molecular tools has advanced knowledge of the organism's genetic diversity, taxonomy and zoonotic potential. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBlastocystis
dc.subjectMolecular biology
dc.subjectMorphology
dc.subjectTaxonomy
dc.subjectUltrastructure
dc.subjectZoonosis
dc.typeReview
dc.contributor.departmentMICROBIOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.vetpar.2004.09.017
dc.description.sourcetitleVeterinary Parasitology
dc.description.volume126
dc.description.issue1-2 SPEC.ISS.
dc.description.page121-144
dc.description.codenVPARD
dc.identifier.isiut000225824800008
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