Publication
Title
Infectivity of **Giardia duodenalis** Assemblages A and E for the gerbil and axenisation of duodenal trophozoites
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Abstract
Establishing in vitro cultures of Giardia duodenalis trophozoites from faecal cysts remains very difficult due to poor excystation and bacterial contamination. This study investigated an alternative approach starting from duodenal trophozoites of gerbils that were artificially infected with field isolates from humans (Assemblages A and B) and cattle (Assemblage E and mixed E/A). Gerbil infection was successful for Assemblages A (1/1) and B (1/3) from humans, and for E (1/2) and mixed E/A (6/6) from cattle. Despite the fact that some isolates subsequently failed or were difficult to establish in vitro, several Assemblage A and Assemblage E in vitro trophozoite cultures were successful, however, subsequent cloning required adaptation of the standard TYI-S-33 medium whereby different medium supplements were required for promoting growth. Excess of l-cysteine (2 mg/ml) and ascorbic acid (0.2 mg/ml) supported cloning of Assemblage A, while l-glutathione (7.8 mg/ml) was required for Assemblage E. This is a first description of in vitro axenisation of Assemblage E trophozoites from cattle.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Parasitology international. - New York
Publication
New York : 2010
ISSN
1383-5769
Volume/pages
59:4(2010), p. 634-637
ISI
000284300300023
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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