Identification of potentially human-pathogenic Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotypes in various birds

Maria Luísa Lobo, Lihua Xiao, Vitaliano Cama, Nuno Magalhães, Francisco Antunes, Olga Matos

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Enterocytozoon bieneusi was detected in 24 of 83 samples from birds of the orders Columbiformes, Passeriformes, and Psittaciformes. It was identical to or closely related to the Peru6 genotype, which was previously found in humans in Peru. Thus, various birds can be a significant source of environmental contamination by potentially human-pathogenic E. bieneusi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7380-7382
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

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