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The use of isoenzyme electrophoresis in the taxonomy of Strongyloides



The use of isoenzyme electrophoresis in the taxonomy of Strongyloides



Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 84(1): 35-47



The limited usefulness of traditional taxonomic methods combined with the discovery of a Strongyloides parasitic in man in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that resembles S. fuelleborni, a parasite of man and other primates in tropical Africa, has precipitated the need to apply new methods to the taxonomy of the genus. In this study isoenzyme electrophoresis has been used on Strongyloides isolates of many different origins. Cluster analysis of the data suggested that existence of three main groups within the material considered, consisting of (1) isolates of S. stercoralis, (2) isolates from PNG domestic animals, and (3) isolates from PNG man and African non-human primates. The taxonomic implications of these groups are considered.

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DOI: 10.1080/00034983.1990.11812431


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