The Development and Use of Repetitive Sequences as DNA Probes for Parasite Detection and Species Identification

  • Margaret A. Hughes
  • Julian M. Crampton
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 21)


The use of DNA probes for the detection and identification of para sites has become a routine practice in many laboratories and the tech nique is rapidly becoming established as a diagnostic tool for field and clinical studies. DNA probes have been used in the identification of a large number of parasites including Leishmania (1, 2, 3, 4), malaria parasites (5, 6, 7, 8), trypanosomes (9, 10), Onchocerca (11, 12, 13), schisto- somes (14, 15) and filarial parasites (16, 17, 18). Undoubtedly, DNA probes will continue to make an important contribution to research progress in this area.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret A. Hughes
    • 1
  • Julian M. Crampton
    • 1
  1. 1.Wolfson Unit of Molecular GeneticsLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolUK

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