Kedra Aleksander H. (1), Tkach Vasyl V. (1,2), Swiderski Zdzislaw P.
(1), Pawlowski Zbigniew (3), Emets Aleksander (4), Pawlowski Jan
Molecular characterisation of Echinococcus granulosus from a wild boar.
(1) Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa,
Poland (email@example.com); (2) Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 15
Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street, Kiev, 252601 Ukraine; (3) University of Medical Sciences,
Dabrowskiego 79, 60-529 Poznan, Poland; (4) Agricultural University, Sumy, Ukraine; (5)
Department of Zoology and Animal Biology, University of Geneva, 154 Route de Malagnou,
CH-1224, Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland
Partial sequence of mitochondrial ND1 gene was obtained from Echinococcus granulosus
isolate from a wild boar (Sumy region, Ukraine). It has been found to be identical to the sequence
of G7 (pig) strain of E. granulosus, which was earlier found in pigs from the same region.
It is supposed that in some areas wild boars may support the existence and propagation of the pig
strain of E. granulosus.
KEY WORDS: Echinococcus granulosus, molecular strain differentiation, DNA
sequencing, ND1 gene, wild boar, Ukraine
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