Pathogenic and antigenic characterization of Neospora hughesi
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We report important differences between the nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of the dense granule proteins GRA6 and GRA7 of N. hughesi and N. caninum. The newly defined proteins of N. hughesi are referred to as NhGRA6 and NhGRA7. From analysis of the sequences we found that there is a 14.8% difference in deduced amino acid sequence between NhGRA7 and NcGRA7, and a 4% difference between NhGRA6 and NcGRA6 in areas that could be compared.
This thesis supports the identification of N. hughesi as a separate species from N. caninum and describes novel methods of distinguishing between the two.
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