R C Andrew Thompson

Summary

Affiliation: Murdoch University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease
    R C Andrew Thompson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 18:98-100. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The public health and clinical significance of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in domestic animals
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet J 177:18-25. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Parasites and food: ripe for exploitation
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Parasitol 30:1-3. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Let's not forget the thinkers
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Parasitol 29:581-4. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: One Health, spillover and human activity
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Parasitol 43:1079-88. 2013
  6. pmc Giardia assemblage A: human genotype in muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic
    Susan J Kutz
    Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Parasit Vectors 1:32. 2008
  7. pmc Clonal diversity of the glutamate dehydrogenase gene in Giardia duodenalis from Thai isolates: evidence of genetic exchange or mixed infections?
    Suradej Siripattanapipong
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama VI Rd, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
    BMC Microbiol 11:206. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Zoonotic enteric protozoa
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 182:70-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium: observational studies challenging accepted dogma
    R C A Thompson
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 136:1529-35. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Parasites, emerging disease and wildlife conservation
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 40:1163-70. 2010

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Publications95

  1. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease
    R C Andrew Thompson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 18:98-100. 2002
    ..The international conference, Cryptosporidium: from molecules to disease, was held 7-12 October 2001, in Fremantle, Western Australia, to discuss all aspects of Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis...
  2. ncbi request reprint The public health and clinical significance of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in domestic animals
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet J 177:18-25. 2008
    ..In addition, advances have been made in elucidating mechanisms associated with pathogenesis, whereas only limited progress has been achieved in the areas of chemotherapy and prophylaxis...
  3. doi request reprint Parasites and food: ripe for exploitation
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Parasitol 30:1-3. 2014
    ..Parasites are often exploited for emotive or political purposes. This is especially so for a number of foodborne parasitic zoonoses, where this exploitation may not necessarily best serve the public good. ..
  4. doi request reprint Let's not forget the thinkers
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia Electronic address
    Trends Parasitol 29:581-4. 2013
    ..We illustrate this with reference to the cestode parasite Echinococcus and the far-reaching questions posed by Desmond Smyth. ..
  5. doi request reprint Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: One Health, spillover and human activity
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia Electronic address
    Int J Parasitol 43:1079-88. 2013
    ..Emphasis is given to Trypanosoma cruzi and related species in Australian wildlife, Trichinella, Echinococcus, Giardia, Baylisascaris, Toxoplasma and Leishmania. ..
  6. pmc Giardia assemblage A: human genotype in muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic
    Susan J Kutz
    Department of Ecosystem and Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Parasit Vectors 1:32. 2008
    ..Cryptosporidium spp. were not detected, but 21% of the samples were positive for Giardia. Sequencing of four isolates of Giardia demonstrated G. duodenalis, Assemblage A, a zoonotic genotype...
  7. pmc Clonal diversity of the glutamate dehydrogenase gene in Giardia duodenalis from Thai isolates: evidence of genetic exchange or mixed infections?
    Suradej Siripattanapipong
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama VI Rd, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
    BMC Microbiol 11:206. 2011
    ..e., Central, Northern, and Eastern regions. All specimens were analyzed using PCR-based genotyping and recombinant subcloning methods...
  8. doi request reprint Zoonotic enteric protozoa
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 182:70-8. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium: observational studies challenging accepted dogma
    R C A Thompson
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 136:1529-35. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Parasites, emerging disease and wildlife conservation
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 40:1163-70. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint The molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium and Giardia infections in coyotes from Alberta, Canada, and observations on some cohabiting parasites
    R C Andrew Thompson
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 159:167-70. 2009
    ..canis. The seasonal variation observed in the occurrence of Cryptosporidium may be related to stress-induced shedding of the parasite...
  12. doi request reprint Giardia in Western Australian wildlife
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 170:207-11. 2010
    ..This study has demonstrated that Giardia is a remarkably rare parasite in native wildlife in Western Australia, raising questions about the ecology of Giardia infections in wildlife...
  13. doi request reprint The taxonomy, phylogeny and transmission of Echinococcus
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Wouth Street, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
    Exp Parasitol 119:439-46. 2008
    ..The taxonomic status of forms in cervids, pigs and camels has still to be resolved, and the status and epidemiological significance of newly described species in China requires further research...
  14. doi request reprint Emerging issues and parasite zoonoses in the SE Asian and Australasian region
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 181:69-73. 2011
    ..These emerging issues are discussed with reference to trypanosomes, Toxoplasma, fish-borne flukes, cysticercosis and hookworm...
  15. pmc Parasite zoonoses and wildlife: emerging issues
    R C Andrew Thompson
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:678-93. 2009
    ..For some of these parasites, there is growing evidence of the serious consequences of infection on wildlife survival, whereas for others, there is a paucity of information about their impact...
  16. pmc A cross-sectional study of Taenia solium in a multiple taeniid-endemic region reveals competition may be protective
    James V Conlan
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:281-91. 2012
    ..hydatigena taeniasis in dogs was 4.8% (95% CI = 0.0-11.3%). Taenia hydatigena and T. saginata were the most prevalent taeniids in the respective pig and human populations and together may suppress T. solium transmission...
  17. ncbi request reprint Application of a species-specific PCR-RFLP to identify Ancylostoma eggs directly from canine faeces
    Rebecca J Traub
    Division of Health Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 123:245-55. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint The veterinary and public health significance of hookworm in dogs and cats in Australia and the status of A. ceylanicum
    Carlysle S Palmer
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 145:304-13. 2007
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Determining the zoonotic significance of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Australian dogs and cats
    Carlysle S Palmer
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 154:142-7. 2008
    ..canis and C. felis, respectively, a finding which supports growing evidence that Cryptosporidium in companion animals is of limited public health significance to healthy people...
  20. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of Giardia and Cryptosporidium infections in dairy calves originating from three sources in Western Australia
    K A Becher
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 123:1-9. 2004
    ..Molecular characterization of isolates of Giardia and C. parvum recovered from calves demonstrated that only the occurrence Cryptosporidium represents a public health risk in terms of the potential for zoonotic transmission...
  21. ncbi request reprint National study of the gastrointestinal parasites of dogs and cats in Australia
    Carlysle S Palmer
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 151:181-90. 2008
    ..Consequently, consideration should be given to the future use of anthelmintics and continued emphasis on pet owner education as means of preventing infection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal parasites of domestic cats in Perth, Western Australia
    T R McGlade
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, South Street, Murdoc, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 117:251-62. 2003
    ..The majority (64.5%) of cat owners were aware that feline parasites could be transmitted to humans, however less than half (42.8%) were aware of the modes of transmission to humans...
  23. doi request reprint Intestinal parasites of dogs and cats in Australia: the veterinarian's perspective and pet owner awareness
    Carlysle S Palmer
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Vet J 183:358-61. 2010
    ..Veterinarians are important educators in the community and it is important to evaluate their performance if improvements are to be made...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cyst morphology and sequence analysis of the small subunit rDNA and ef1 alpha identifies a novel Giardia genotype in a quenda (Isoodon obesulus) from Western Australia
    Peter J Adams
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Infect Genet Evol 4:365-70. 2004
    ..We believe that this quenda Giardia isolate constitutes a distinct species, which may be endemic within the Australian native fauna...
  25. ncbi request reprint Morphology is not a reliable tool for delineating species within Cryptosporidium
    Abbie Fall
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    J Parasitol 89:399-402. 2003
    ..oocyst, combined with the very limited characters for analysis, suggests that more reliance should be placed on genetic differences, combined with biological variation, when delineating species within Cryptosporidium...
  26. pmc Identification of a novel Cryptosporidium genotype in pigs
    U M Ryan
    Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:3970-4. 2003
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  27. pmc Serologic study of pig-associated viral zoonoses in Laos
    James V Conlan
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:1077-84. 2012
    ..No NiV antibody-positive pigs were detected. Our evidence indicates that peak JEV and HEV transmission coincides with the start of the monsoonal wet season and poses the greatest risk for human infection...
  28. pmc Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Laos: a community-wide cross-sectional study of humans and dogs in a mass drug administration environment
    James V Conlan
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:624-34. 2012
    ..Hookworm prevalence in village dogs was 94%, and the dominant species was A. ceylanicum. Necator americanus was also detected in dogs. It appears that dogs have a role in human hookworm transmission and warrant further investigation...
  29. doi request reprint Hepatitis E virus is prevalent in the pig population of Lao People's Democratic Republic and evidence exists for homogeneity with Chinese Genotype 4 human isolates
    James V Conlan
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA, Australia
    Infect Genet Evol 11:1306-11. 2011
    ..This was the first study to demonstrate genotype 4 HEV in Lao PDR and indicates pigs are a potential reservoir for human HEV infection...
  30. ncbi request reprint Discrimination of all genotypes of Giardia duodenalis at the glutamate dehydrogenase locus using PCR-RFLP
    Carolyn M Read
    Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, World Health Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Infect Genet Evol 4:125-30. 2004
    ..duodenalis isolates from human-beings, their companion animals and livestock to be genotyped directly from faeces, leading to valuable information about Giardia genotypes in population without the need for in vitro/in vivo amplification...
  31. ncbi request reprint Giardia and Cryptosporidium in mammalian wildlife--current status and future needs
    Amber J Appelbee
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch 6150, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 21:370-6. 2005
    ..The combination of prevalence studies with modern molecular-genotyping techniques is providing valuable insights into the host specificity and possible transmission routes of these two important parasites...
  32. ncbi request reprint Successful in vitro cultivation of Cryptosporidium andersoni: evidence for the existence of novel extracellular stages in the life cycle and implications for the classification of Cryptosporidium
    N S Hijjawi
    Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia, 6150 Australia
    Int J Parasitol 32:1719-26. 2002
    ..The growth of C. andersoni in cell culture now provides a means of studying its development, metabolism, and behaviour as well as testing its response to different therapeutic agents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological and molecular evidence supports the zoonotic transmission of Giardia among humans and dogs living in the same community
    R J Traub
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
    Parasitology 128:253-62. 2004
    ..01, 95% ci, 1.11, 8.39, p = 0.0000)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Direct characterization of Blastocystis from faeces by PCR and evidence of zoonotic potential
    U Parkar
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and the State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 134:359-67. 2007
    ..This study is the first to provide molecular-based evidence supporting the zoonotic potential of Blastocystis in dogs, possums and primates in a natural setting...
  35. ncbi request reprint The zoonotic significance and molecular epidemiology of Giardia and giardiasis
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 126:15-35. 2004
    ..The greatest risk of zoonotic transmission appears to be from companion animals such as dogs and cats, although further studies are required in different endemic foci in order to determine the frequency of such transmission...
  36. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of Giardia detected in cats by PCR
    T R McGlade
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 110:197-205. 2003
    ..The results show that more sensitive techniques such as PCR may be necessary, and may yield more reliable results, in the detection of low levels of Giardia in domestic cats...
  37. ncbi request reprint The use of ITS1 rDNA PCR in detecting pathogenic African trypanosomes
    Z K Njiru
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute WABRI, Murdoch University, South Street, 6150, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
    Parasitol Res 95:186-92. 2005
    ..congolense savannah 30/33 (90.9%) but was lower with T. vivax 25/31 (77.4%). The primers offer promise as a routine diagnostic tool through the use of a single PCR; however, further evaluation is recommended...
  38. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of Giardia duodenalis sequence data
    C M Wielinga
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 134:1795-821. 2007
    ..The closer, more recent, phylogenetic relationships amongst the assemblages appear to be resolved; however, more sequence data from the current loci, and possibly new loci, will be required to establish the remaining relationships...
  39. ncbi request reprint Humans, dogs and parasitic zoonoses--unravelling the relationships in a remote endemic community in northeast India using molecular tools
    R J Traub
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitol Res 90:S156-7. 2003
    ..Our study demonstrated the usefulness of combining conventional and molecular parasitological and epidemiological tools to help solve unresolved relationships with regards to parasitic zoonoses...
  40. ncbi request reprint Towards a taxonomic revision of the genus Echinococcus
    R C Andrew Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Murdoch, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 18:452-7. 2002
    ..A formal nomenclature is essential for effective communication, and provides the stability that underpins epidemiological investigations. It will also serve to recognize the contribution of early taxonomists...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidium hominis n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) from Homo sapiens
    Una M Morgan-Ryan
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 49:433-40. 2002
    ..Based on biological and molecular data, this Cryptosporidium infecting the intestine of humans is proposed to be a new species Cryptosporidium hominis n. sp...
  42. doi request reprint Does interspecific competition have a moderating effect on Taenia solium transmission dynamics in Southeast Asia?
    James V Conlan
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 25:398-403. 2009
    ..solium in the region. Furthermore, we argue that this competitive ecological scenario should be considered in future research and surveillance activities examining T. solium cysticercosis and taeniasis in Southeast Asia...
  43. doi request reprint The diversity, distribution and host-parasite associations of trypanosomes in Western Australian wildlife
    S Averis
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 136:1269-79. 2009
    ..Some host species were found to be susceptible to multiple genotypes, but no individuals were infected with more than a single isolate...
  44. ncbi request reprint The role of dogs in transmission of gastrointestinal parasites in a remote tea-growing community in northeastern India
    Rebecca J Traub
    World Health Organization Collaborating Center for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 67:539-45. 2002
    ..The results of this study demonstrate the role of the dog as a significant disseminator and environmental contaminator of Ascaris lumbricoides in communities where promiscuous defecation by humans occurs...
  45. ncbi request reprint Detection of Trypanosoma evansi in camels using PCR and CATT/T. evansi tests in Kenya
    Z K Njiru
    Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Division of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 124:187-99. 2004
    ..Considering the low sensitivity of parasitological techniques in detection of chronic T. evansi infection and high cost of PCR, development of a sensitive pen side diagnostic test, with a low cost is still a priority...
  46. pmc Western Australian marsupials are multiply infected with genetically diverse strains of Toxoplasma gondii
    Shuting Pan
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e45147. 2012
    ..The presence of multiple T. gondii infections in macropods suggests that native mammals have the potential to promote regular cycles of sexual reproduction in the definitive felid host in this environment...
  47. doi request reprint Adaptive host manipulation by Toxoplasma gondii: fact or fiction?
    Amanda R Worth
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch 6150, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 29:150-5. 2013
    ..Thus, the selection pressure to infect a cat may not be sufficiently strong for the evolution of adaptive host manipulation to have occurred in order to enhance predation by cats...
  48. doi request reprint Labeling surface epitopes to identify Cryptosporidium life stages using a scanning electron microscopy-based immunogold approach
    Hanna Edwards
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch 6150 WA, Australia
    Mol Cell Probes 26:21-8. 2012
    ..With this, we provide new insight into C. parvum - host cell interactions and highlight future opportunities for investigating and targeting receptor-mediated interactions between Cryptosporidium life cycle stages and host cells...
  49. ncbi request reprint Presidential address: rediscovering parasites using molecular tools--towards revising the taxonomy of Echinococcus, Giardia and Cryptosporidium
    R C Andrew Thompson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, WA 6150, Murdoch, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 32:493-6. 2002
  50. doi request reprint Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from zoo animals and their animal-keepers
    Unaiza Parkar
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 169:8-17. 2010
    ..Most zoo-keepers at the Perth Zoo were harbouring Blastocystis. Four of these zoo-keeper isolates were identical to the isolates from the southern hairy nosed wombat and five primate species...
  51. ncbi request reprint Comparative development of Echinococcus multilocularis in its definitive hosts
    R C A Thompson
    World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
    Parasitology 132:709-16. 2006
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint A case of mistaken identity--reappraisal of the species of canid and felid hookworms (Ancylostoma) present in Australia and India
    R J Traub
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 134:113-9. 2007
    ..The distribution of A. braziliense and A. ceylanicum in the Americas and Asia Pacific region is discussed together with the importance of combining parasite morphology with genetic data for parasite diagnosis in epidemiological studies...
  53. ncbi request reprint Characterization of factors favoring the expression of soluble protozoan tubulin proteins in Escherichia coli
    Louisa M MacDonald
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
    Protein Expr Purif 29:117-22. 2003
    ..This study presents several methods which are suitable for producing soluble tubulin monomers and, thus, circumventing the formation of inclusion bodies which necessitates re-folding of the tubulin...
  54. ncbi request reprint A review of chemotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of cryptosporidiosis
    Anthony Armson
    Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 1:297-305. 2003
    ..The review concludes with a five-year outlook on the future of anticryptosporidial drug design...
  55. ncbi request reprint Complete development of Cryptosporidium parvum in host cell-free culture
    N S Hijjawi
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 34:769-77. 2004
    ..i. were infective to 7- to 8-day-old ARC/Swiss mice. The impact of C. parvum developing in cell-free culture is very significant and will facilitate many aspects of Cryptosporidium research...
  56. ncbi request reprint Molecular and morphological characterization of Echinococcus in cervids from North America
    R C A Thompson
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 132:439-47. 2006
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Alpha 2 giardin is an assemblage A-specific protein of human infective Giardia duodenalis
    R F L Steuart
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infection and Environmental Biotechnology CRC, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, 6150, Western Australia, Australia
    Parasitology 135:1621-7. 2008
    ..Together, these proteins represent distinct phenotypic differences between the human infective assemblages of G. duodenalis and support the need to revise the taxonomy of this parasite...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis
    R C A Thompson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Adv Parasitol 59:77-158. 2005
    ..This chapter provides an up to date review of the biology, biochemistry and host parasite relationships of Cryptosporidium...
  59. pmc Non-archetypal Type II-like and atypical strains of Toxoplasma gondii infecting marsupials of Australia
    N Parameswaran
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 40:635-40. 2010
    ..Two isolates lethal to marsupials, were avirulent to mice. The data support the conclusion that Australia's isolation may have favoured the persistence of non-archetypal ancestral genotypes...
  60. ncbi request reprint Cryptosporidium suis n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in pigs (Sus scrofa)
    U M Ryan
    Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch Drive, Murdoch, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
    J Parasitol 90:769-73. 2004
    ..suis to be genetically distinct from all known species and genotypes of Cryptosporidium, and thus is named as Cryptosporidium suis...
  61. doi request reprint Trypanosomes in a declining species of threatened Australian marsupial, the brush-tailed bettong Bettongia penicillata (Marsupialia: Potoroidae)
    A Smith
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 135:1329-35. 2008
    ..Although it appears unlikely that the parasite is solely responsible for the decline in woylie population size, it may (singularly or in conjunction with other infectious agents) predispose woylies to increased mortality...
  62. ncbi request reprint Observations on the development of Echinococcus multilocularis in cats
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre, Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Division of Veterinary Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia
    J Parasitol 89:1086-8. 2003
    ..However, their general role in the epidemiology of the infection has yet to be determined...
  63. ncbi request reprint African trypanosomiasis: sensitive and rapid detection of the sub-genus Trypanozoon by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) of parasite DNA
    Z K Njiru
    School of Nursing Peel Campus, Murdoch University, Carleton Place, 15 17 Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 38:589-99. 2008
    ..Since the LAMP test shows a high tolerance to different biological substances, determination of the appropriate protocols for processing the template to make it a user-friendly technique, prior to large scale evaluation, is needed...
  64. ncbi request reprint Detection of the rodent tapeworm Rodentolepis (=Hymenolepis) microstoma in humans. A new zoonosis?
    M G Macnish
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, 6150, Murdoch, WA, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 33:1079-85. 2003
    ..The development of a diagnostic restriction fragment polymorphism has enabled the study of R. microstoma in human populations and will greatly facilitate a more thorough understanding of the epidemiology of this parasite in the future...
  65. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of oryzalin and associated histological changes in Cryptosporidium-infected neonatal rats
    A Armson
    Centre for Biomolecular Control of Disease, Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Murdoch University, Perth
    Parasitology 125:113-7. 2002
    ..Concentrations of oryzalin equivalent to the in vitro IC50 were maintained for 2 h in the first half of the small intestine following a single dose of 100 mg/kg...
  66. ncbi request reprint Variation in Giardia: implications for taxonomy and epidemiology
    R C A Thompson
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 1650, Australia
    Adv Parasitol 58:69-137. 2004
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Genetic variability of Trypanosoma evansi isolates detected by inter-simple sequence repeat anchored-PCR and microsatellite
    Z K Njiru
    School of Nursing Peel Campus, Murdoch University, Carleton Place, 15 17 Mandurah, WA 6150, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 147:51-60. 2007
    ..79 for microsatellites and r=0.73 for ISSR indicating a strong agreement between dendrograms. The results suggest that both ISSR and microsatellites markers are useful in detecting genetic variability within T. evansi...
  68. doi request reprint Giardia duodenalis assemblage-specific induction of apoptosis and tight junction disruption in human intestinal epithelial cells: effects of mixed infections
    Wan Hon Koh
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    J Parasitol 99:353-8. 2013
    ..duodenalis infections. Findings in the present study point to the potential pathogenic importance of intra-species polyparasitism in giardiasis...
  69. doi request reprint Giardia--from genome to proteome
    R C Andrew Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, West Australia, Australia
    Adv Parasitol 78:57-95. 2012
    ..However, deficiencies remain in our understanding of pathogenesis and host specificity, highlighting the limitations of currently available genomic datasets...
  70. ncbi request reprint A fluorescent based PCR assay for the detection and quantitation of Giardia duodenalis genotypes in mixed populations
    Megan L Johnson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Infect Genet Evol 3:97-102. 2003
    ..This assay was developed with the aim of providing a unique method with which to investigate interactions within mixed populations of genetically distinct strains of G. duodenalis...
  71. ncbi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of nuclear and mitochondrial sequences in Hymenolepis nana (Cestoda) supports the existence of a cryptic species
    M G Macnish
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia 6150
    Parasitology 125:567-75. 2002
    ..nana that exists in the north-west of Western Australia is likely to involve mainly 'human to human' transmission...
  72. ncbi request reprint Characterization of Trypanosoma evansi type B
    Z K Njiru
    Division of Health, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, South Street, WA 6150, Australia
    Infect Genet Evol 6:292-300. 2006
    ..Our results confirm the existence of T. evansi type B isolates, T. b. brucei and existence of T. evansi type A without RoTat 1.2 gene in Kenyan isolates...
  73. doi request reprint A review of taeniasis and cysticercosis in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
    James Conlan
    World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA, Australia
    Parasitol Int 57:252-5. 2008
    ..This will enable the development and implementation of control measures that are both appropriate and sustainable if T. solium is shown to be a public health threat...
  74. doi request reprint Active invasion and/or encapsulation? A reappraisal of host-cell parasitism by Cryptosporidium
    Hanna Borowski
    Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 24:509-16. 2008
    ..The roles of parasite and host-cell-derived components in the invasion process are examined, as is the question of whether Cryptosporidium actively invades cells and to what extent host-cell responses are involved...
  75. pmc Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in wild kangaroos using an ELISA
    N Parameswaran
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitol Int 58:161-5. 2009
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in horses in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia
    A C Boxell
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150
    Aust Vet J 82:91-5. 2004
    ..To assess the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in horses in Perth. To apply polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the identification of some species of encysted larval cyathostomes...
  77. ncbi request reprint Failure to infect laboratory rodent hosts with human isolates of Rodentolepis (= Hymenolepis) nana
    M G Macnish
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    J Helminthol 76:37-43. 2002
    ..nana is essentially non-infective to rodents...
  78. doi request reprint Morphological characterization of Cryptosporidium parvum life-cycle stages in an in vitro model system
    H Borowski
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 137:13-26. 2010
    ..parvum on host cells were also visualized. An improved understanding of the parasite's biology, proliferation and interactions with host cells will aid in the development of treatments for the disease...
  79. pmc Morphological polymorphism of Trypanosoma copemani and description of the genetically diverse T. vegrandis sp. nov. from the critically endangered Australian potoroid, the brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata (Gray, 1837))
    Craig K Thompson
    School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Western Australia, 6150, Australia
    Parasit Vectors 6:121. 2013
    ..At a species level, woylies are critically endangered and have declined by 90% since 1999. The predation of individuals made more vulnerable by disease is thought to be the primary cause of this decline, but remains to be proven...
  80. ncbi request reprint The development of a real-time quantitative-PCR method for characterisation of a Cryptosporidium parvum in vitro culturing system and assessment of drug efficacy
    Louisa M MacDonald
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 121:279-82. 2002
  81. ncbi request reprint Plasmodium: assessment of the antimalarial potential of trifluralin and related compounds using a rat model of malaria, Rattus norvegicus
    G S Dow
    Centre for Biomolecular Control of Disease, Western Australian Biomedical Research Institute, Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Exp Parasitol 100:155-60. 2002
    ..Other DNs which have better absorption characteristics than either trifluralin or oryzalin may offer more scope for antimalarial activity in vivo...
  82. doi request reprint Vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in Australian marsupials
    N Parameswaran
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 136:939-44. 2009
    ..Results of the study suggest that vertical transmission of T. gondii can occur in chronically infected Australian marsupials...
  83. ncbi request reprint Teaching of parasitology to students of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences
    R C A Thompson
    Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, 6150 WA, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 108:283-90. 2002
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Canine parasitic zoonoses in Bangkok temples
    Tawin Inpankaew
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 38:247-55. 2007
    ..Therefore, dogs in temple communities posed a potential zoonotic risk to humans for transmission of hookworms, Giardia (especially Assemblage A genotypes) and Toxocara canis...
  85. ncbi request reprint Anthropozoonotic Giardia duodenalis genotype (assemblage) a infections in habitats of free-ranging human-habituated gorillas, Uganda
    Thaddeus K Graczyk
    The W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Parasitol 88:905-9. 2002
    ..This genotype may have been introduced into gorilla populations through habituation activities and may have then been sustained in their habitats by anthropozoonotic transmission...
  86. ncbi request reprint What is Cryptosporidium? Reappraising its biology and phylogenetic affinities
    John R Barta
    Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
    Trends Parasitol 22:463-8. 2006
    ..Looking at Cryptosporidium species without traditional coccidian blinders is likely to reveal new avenues of investigation into pathogenesis, epidemiology, treatment and control of these ubiquitous pathogens...
  87. ncbi request reprint Tools for investigating the environmental transmission of Cryptosporidium and Giardia infections in humans
    Huw V Smith
    Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK, G21 3UW
    Trends Parasitol 22:160-7. 2006
    ..For food, this includes such analyses in the country of origin...
  88. ncbi request reprint An Australian network to support the understanding and control of parasites
    Nicholas C Smith
    Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious Diseases, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, New South Wales 2007, Australia
    Trends Parasitol 22:97-9. 2006
    ..On an international scale, the ARC/NHMRC Network will work with other countries to develop new technologies for the detection and control of parasites...
  89. pmc Dogs as sources and sentinels of parasites in humans and wildlife, northern Canada
    Amanda L Salb
    Calgary Zoo Animal Health Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:60-3. 2008
    ..Dogs in remote settlements receive minimal veterinary care and may serve as sources and sentinels for parasites in persons and wildlife, and as parasite bridges between wildlife and humans...
  90. ncbi request reprint Zoonotic genotype of Giardia intestinalis detected in a ferret
    Niichiro Abe
    Department of Microbiology, Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences, Tennoji ku, Osaka 543 0026, Japan
    J Parasitol 91:179-82. 2005
    ..intestinalis reported previously. The results showed that the ferret isolate represented the genetic group A-I in assemblage A, which could be a causative agent of human giardiasis...
  91. doi request reprint PCR-based coprodiagnostic tools reveal dogs as reservoirs of zoonotic ancylostomiasis caused by Ancylostoma ceylanicum in temple communities in Bangkok
    Rebecca J Traub
    School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 155:67-73. 2008
    ..ceylanicum infection in two, out of seven individuals positive for hookworm. This study demonstrates that humans are at risk of acquiring infection with A. ceylanicum in communities where this species of hookworm is endemic in dogs...
  92. ncbi request reprint The zoonotic transmission of Giardia and Cryptosporidium
    Paul R Hunter
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Int J Parasitol 35:1181-90. 2005
    ..However, for both parasites there is a need for molecular epidemiological studies to be undertaken in well-defined foci of transmission in order to fully determine the frequency and importance of zoonotic transmission...
  93. ncbi request reprint Unravelling Cryptosporidium and Giardia epidemiology
    Simone M Caccio
    Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Trends Parasitol 21:430-7. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint The conceptual basis for a new classification of the coccidia
    Astrid M Tenter
    Institut für Parasitologie, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, Bunteweg 17, D 30559, Hannover, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 32:595-616. 2002
    ..e. a proposal for a revised, and widely accepted, classification of the eimeriid coccidia, may be achieved...
  95. ncbi request reprint Terminology for Blastocystis subtypes--a consensus
    C Rune Stensvold
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Trends Parasitol 23:93-6. 2007
    ..Based primarily on published small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene analyses, we propose that all mammalian and avian isolates should be designated Blastocystis sp. and assigned to one of nine subtypes...