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Cryptic Eimeria genotypes are common across the southern but not northern hemisphere

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Parasitology, August 2016
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Title
Cryptic Eimeria genotypes are common across the southern but not northern hemisphere
Published in
International Journal for Parasitology, August 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.05.006
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Authors

Emily L. Clark, Sarah E. Macdonald, V. Thenmozhi, Krishnendu Kundu, Rajat Garg, Saroj Kumar, Simeon Ayoade, Kimberly M. Fornace, Isa Danladi Jatau, Abdalgader Moftah, Matthew J. Nolan, N.R. Sudhakar, A.O. Adebambo, I.A. Lawal, Ramón Álvarez Zapata, Joseph A. Awuni, H. David Chapman, Esron Karimuribo, Claire M. Mugasa, Boniface Namangala, Jonathan Rushton, Xun Suo, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao, Anup K. Tewari, Partha S. Banerjee, G. Dhinakar Raj, M. Raman, Fiona M. Tomley, Damer P. Blake

Abstract

The phylum Apicomplexa includes parasites of medical, zoonotic and veterinary significance. Understanding the global distribution and genetic diversity of these protozoa is of fundamental importance for efficient, robust and long-lasting methods of control. Eimeria spp. cause intestinal coccidiosis in all major livestock animals and are the most important parasites of domestic chickens in terms of both economic impact and animal welfare. Despite having significant negative impacts on the efficiency of food production, many fundamental questions relating to the global distribution and genetic variation of Eimeria spp. remain largely unanswered. Here, we provide the broadest map yet of Eimeria occurrence for domestic chickens, confirming that all the known species (Eimeria acervulina, Eimeria brunetti, Eimeria maxima, Eimeria mitis, Eimeria necatrix, Eimeria praecox, Eimeria tenella) are present in all six continents where chickens are found (including 21 countries). Analysis of 248 internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences derived from 17 countries provided evidence of possible allopatric diversity for species such as E. tenella (FST values ⩽0.34) but not E. acervulina and E. mitis, and highlighted a trend towards widespread genetic variance. We found that three genetic variants described previously only in Australia and southern Africa (Operational Taxonomic Units (OTU) x, y and z) have a wide distribution across the southern, but not the northern hemisphere. While the drivers for such a polarized distribution of these OTU genotypes remains unclear, the occurrence of genetically variant Eimeria may pose a risk to food security and animal welfare in Europe and North America should these parasites spread to the northern hemisphere.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 21%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Master 4 8%
Lecturer 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 23%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 13 27%

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