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Table 3

Prevalence and subtype distribution of Blastocystis in humans.

Location No. positive/No. examined (%) Subtype (n)a GenBank IDb
Human Animal (species)
Yunnan, China
 Village 1 3/93 (3.23) ST3 (2) KY610153 AB107963 (Pig); AB107965 (Cattle); KY929101 (Macaque)
Unknown (1)
 Village 2 4/110 (3.64) ST1 (1) MH349749 MF186699 (Goat); AB107967 (Orang-utan)
ST3 (1) MF184939
ST3 (2) KY610153 AB107963 (Pig); AB107965 (Cattle); KY929101 (Macaque)
 Village 3 6/86 (6.98) ST1 (1) MF184949 MH021854 (Brown rat)
ST1 (1) KY610125 KY610167 (Pig)
ST3 (2) MF184939
ST3 (1) MK898939
ST4 (1) MK898940
 Subtotal 13/289 (4.50) ST1 (3), ST3 (8), ST4 (1), Unknown (1)
Shan, Myanmar
 Village 4 5/32 (15.63) ST1 (3) MH349749 MF186699 (Goat); AB107967 (Orang-utan)
ST3 (1) MF184939
Unknown (1)
 Village 5 4/52 (7.69) ST3 (1) KY610153 AB107963 (Pig); AB107965 (Cattle); KY929101 (Macaque)
ST4 (1) MH197686
Unknown (2)
 Village 6 4/52 (7.69) ST1 (1) MH349749 MF186699 (Goat); AB107967 (Orang-utan)
ST3 (1) KY610153 AB107963 (Pig); AB107965 (Cattle); KY929101 (Macaque)
Unknown (2)
 Village 7 3/36 (8.33) ST3 (2) KY610153 AB107963 (Pig); AB107965 (Cattle); KY929101 (Macaque)
Unknown ST (1)
 Subtotal 16/172 (9.30) ST1 (4), ST3 (5), ST4 (1), Unknown (6)
Total 29/461 (6.29) ST1 (7), ST3 (13), ST4 (2), Unknown (7)
a

Unknown indicates preparations in which DNA was only amplified and sequenced successfully in approximately 260 bp region of the SSU rRNA gene of Blastocystis.

b

Accession No. indicating the sequences downloaded from GenBank, which have 100% homology with the sequences obtained in the present study except two novel sequences (highlighted in bold) obtained here.

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