PARASITE GENOMICS

Evolution of Cryptosporidium

A large-scale comparative genomic survey of Cryptosporidium species and subtypes reveals a cryptic anthroponotic Cryptosporidium parvum branch and a large, recent superclade of species and subtypes that undergo genetic exchange, potentially facilitating host associations.

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Fig. 1: A Cryptosporidium superclade and recombination events detected thus far.

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Kissinger, J.C. Evolution of Cryptosporidium. Nat Microbiol 4, 730–731 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-019-0438-1

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