Analysis of Immunodominant Piroplasm Surface Protein Genes of Benign Theileria Parasites Distributed in China and Korea by Allele-Specific Polymerase Chain Reaction

Tsutomu KAKUDA, Shuichi KUBOTA, Chihiro SUGIMOTO, Byeong-Kirl BAEK, Hong YIN, Misao ONUMA
1998 Journal of Veterinary Medical Science  
Benign Theileria species distributed in China and Korea were characterized by allele-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR), based on the sequences of major immunodominant piroplasm surface protein genes. In China, all the isolates contained Chitose (C) type parasites. One out of 5 isolates tested was a mixed population of Ikeda (I), C and B-2 types, whereas, all the isolates from Korea consisted of I type parasites. Except for 4 isolates, 29 isolates from Korea consisted of more than two
more » ... f more than two types of parasites. The present data showed that benign Theileria species distributed in these countries were mixed parasite populations. -KEY WORDS: allele, PCR, Theileria sergenti/ buffeli/orientalis.
doi:10.1292/jvms.60.237 pmid:9524949 fatcat:33gz3q6ejnestphxnpxuv5evx4