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The significance of 'Blastocystis' in different hosts
Blastocystis is an obligate anaerobic, protistan parasite found in the intestinal tract of human and various other hosts. Blastocystis is placed within the stramenopiles. This diverse group also includes slime nets, water moulds and brown algae. The transmission of Blastocystis is believed to take place through the faecal-oral route. Waterborne transmission of Blastocystis through the use of untreated water or poor sanitary conditions has also been reported.doi:10.17037/pubs.00768509 fatcat:ksbaqn6pybgntp5gfz6g6qmame