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Research Article

Genetic Characterizations of Giardia duodenalis in Sheep and Goats in Heilongjiang Province, China and Possibility of Zoonotic Transmission

  • Weizhe Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Weizhe Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Xiaoli Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Weizhe Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Rongjun Wang,

    Affiliation: College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Aiqin Liu mail,

    liuaiqin1128@126.com (AL); zhanglx8999@yahoo.com.cn (LZ)

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Yujuan Shen,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Hong Ling,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Jianping Cao,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Fengkun Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Xiaoyun Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China

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  • Longxian Zhang mail

    liuaiqin1128@126.com (AL); zhanglx8999@yahoo.com.cn (LZ)

    Affiliation: College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: September 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001826

About the Authors

Weizhe Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang, Aiqin Liu, Hong Ling, Fengkun Yang, Xiaoyun Zhang
Department of Parasitology, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, People's Republic of China
Rongjun Wang, Longxian Zhang
College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China
Yujuan Shen, Jianping Cao
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, Ministry of Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL LZ WZ. Performed the experiments: WZ Xiaoli Zhang AL. Analyzed the data: RW Xiaoyun Zhang WZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YS JC LZ HL FY. Wrote the paper: WZ AL.