Affiliations 

  • 1 Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
PLoS ONE, 2013;8(4):e61730.
PMID: 23613920 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061730

Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic protozoan that infects nearly one-third of the world population. The present study was done to isolate and genotype T. gondii from wild boar from forests of Pahang, Malaysia. A total of 30 wild boars' blood, heads and hearts were obtained for this study and 30 (100.0%) were found to be seropositive when assayed with modified agglutination test (MAT ≥ 6). The positive samples were inoculated into mice and T. gondii was only isolated from samples that had strong seropositivity (MAT ≥ 1:24).The isolates were subjected to PCR-RFLP analysis and all the Peninsular Malaysia isolates of T. gondii are of clonal type I.

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