Genotyping and Phylogenetic Analysis of Giardia duodenalis Isolates from Turkish Children

Tamer G. S. , KASAP M. , ER D. K.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.21, pp.526-532, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.892318
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-532


Background: Giardiasis is caused by the intestinal protozoan parasite Giardia duodenalis (synonyms: G. lamblia, G. intestinalis), which is one of the most frequent parasites that infect Turkish children. However, molecular characterization of G. duodenalis in Turkey is relatively scarce. The present work aimed at genotyping G. duodenalis isolates from Turkey using molecular techniques.