Molecular identification of taenia tapeworms by cox1 gene in koh kong, Cambodia

Hyeong Kyu Jeon, Tai Soon Yong, Woon Mok Sohn, Jong Yil Chai, Sung Jong Hong, Eun Taek Han, Hoo Gn Jeong, Tep Chhakda, Muth Sinuon, Duong Socheat, Keeseon S. Eom

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We collected fecal samples from 21 individuals infected with Taenia tapeworms in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia, and performed nucleotide sequencing of the cox1 gene and multiplex PCR on the eggs for DNA differential diagnosis of human Taenia tapeworms. Genomic DNA was extracted from the eggs of a minimum number of 10 isolated from fecal samples. Using oligonucleotide primers Ta7126F, Ts7313F, Tso7466F, and Rev7915, the multiplex PCR assay proved useful for differentially diagnosing Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, and Taenia asiatica based on 706, 629, and 474 bp bands, respectively. All of the Taenia specimens from Kho Kong, Cambodia, were identified as either T. saginata (n=19) or T. solium (n=2) by cox1 sequencing and multiplex PCR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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