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A Novel Procedure for Precise Quantification of Schistosoma japonicum Eggs in Bovine Feces

  • Bin Xu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bin Xu, Catherine A. Gordon

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Catherine A. Gordon equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Bin Xu, Catherine A. Gordon

    Catherine.Gordon@qimr.edu.au (CAG); zfeng09@gmail.com (ZF)

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Wei Hu,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Donald P. McManus,

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Hong-Gen Chen,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Darren J. Gray,

    Affiliations: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Chuan Ju,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Xiao-Jun Zeng,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Geoffrey N. Gobert,

    Affiliation: Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Jun Ge,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Wei-Ming Lan,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Shu-Ying Xie,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Wei-Sheng Jiang,

    Affiliation: Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China

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  • Allen G. Ross,

    Affiliation: Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

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  • Luz P. Acosta,

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Immunology, Manila, Philippines

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  • Remigio Olveda,

    Affiliation: Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Immunology, Manila, Philippines

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  • Zheng Feng mail

    Catherine.Gordon@qimr.edu.au (CAG); zfeng09@gmail.com (ZF)

    Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001885

About the Authors

Bin Xu, Wei Hu, Chuan Ju, Zheng Feng
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Catherine A. Gordon, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Geoffrey N. Gobert
Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Catherine A. Gordon, Darren J. Gray
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Hong-Gen Chen, Xiao-Jun Zeng, Jun Ge, Wei-Ming Lan, Shu-Ying Xie, Wei-Sheng Jiang
Jiangxi Provincial Institute of Parasitic Diseases Control, Nanchang, People's Republic of China
Allen G. Ross
Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Luz P. Acosta, Remigio Olveda
Research Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Immunology, Manila, Philippines

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZF BX WH CAG DPM RM. Performed the experiments: HC CJ XZ JG WL SX WJ BX ZF CAG LPA RO. Analyzed the data: BX ZF CAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HC CJ XZ JG WL SX WJ BX ZF AGR RO. Wrote the paper: CAG DPM DJG GNG ZF.