Coding regions of double stranded RNA molecules from 3 human faecal samples containing Cryptosporidium hominis, C. felis and C. meleagridis were characterised by sequencing and compared with that previously obtained for C. parvum. Sequences outside the coding regions were also obtained. Overall similarities of between 86% and 92% and between 86% and 93% were observed in the nucleotide and amino acid sequences respectively between these species. These larger sequences will allow further molecular tools for detection, identification and characterisation of Cryptosporidium spp.
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- Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction