Population genetic analysis of Giardia duodenalis: genetic diversity and haplotype sharing between clinical and environmental sources
Mauricio Durigan, Maisa Ciampi-Guillardi, Ricardo C. A. Rodrigues, Juliane A. Greinert-Goulart, Isabel C. V. Siqueira-Castro, Diego A. G. Leal, Sandra Yamashiro, Taís R. Bonatti, Maria I. Zucchi, Regina M. B. Franco and Anete P. de Souza
Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.424
The aim of this study was to compare groups of Giardia duodenalis from clinical and environmental sources through population genetic analyses. The results showed that there is high diversity of haplotypes and substantial genetic similarity between clinical and environmental groups of G. duodenalis. The genetic similarity of Giardia isolates among human, veterinary, and environmental groups reinforced the correlation between clinical and environmental isolates in this region, which is of great importance for public health.