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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.47, No. 2, 2002, 173-176
Tkach Vasyl V. (1)*, Swiderski Zdzislaw (1), (2), Drozdz Jan (1), Demiaszkiewicz Aleksander W. (1) - Molecular identification of Echinococcus granulosus from wild European beaver, Castor fiber (L.) from North-Eastern Poland.

(1)W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 51/55 Twarda Street, 00-818 Warszawa; (2) Department of General Biology and Parasitology, University of Medical Sciences, 5 Chalubinskiego Street, 02-004 Warszawa; Poland

Partial sequence of mitochondrial ND1 gene was obtained from a hepatic cyst found in European beaver in the North-Eastern Poland. The sequence was identical to the previously published sequences of the G7 (pig) strain of Echinococcus granulosus. This is the first finding of the E. granulosus from European beaver.

KEY WORDS: Echinococcus granulosus, molecular strain differentiation, DNA sequencing, ND1 gene, European beaver, Castor fiber, Poland
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