Structural Physiology of the Cryptosporidium Oocyst Wall

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Cryptosporidium parvum is a significant cause of human diarrheal disease. This parasite is the causative agent of numerous outbreaks of waterborne diarrheal disease. C. parvum oocysts can survive for many months in water and are resistant to several disinfectant treatments. The prolonged survival of oocysts and the resistance to disinfectants is attributed to the presence of a thick oocyst wall. Very little is known, however, about the biochemical composition and structural physiology of the oocyst wall. The overall goal of ...

Structural Physiology of the Cryptosporidium Oocyst Wall 2005, IWA Publishing (Intl Water Assoc), London

ISBN-13: 9781843399056

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