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Parasitological diagnosis and genotypic comparison of Giardia duodenalis in faecal samples of dogs in the southern zone of the city of São Paulo

Grant number: 18/06179-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator:Arlei Marcili
Grantee:Thais Borges Rodrigues
Home Institution: Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Giardiasis is an important zoonosis caused by the protozoa Giardia duodenalis and has oral / fecal transmission. Seven genotypes are described and only two are zoonotic. The main objective of this project is the parasitological diagnosis of faecal samples from dogs of the Jardim das Imbuias neighborhood in the southern area of the city of São Paulo and genotyping of the positive samples by amplification and sequencing of giardin and Heat Shock Protein genes.