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Table 1

Occurrence and genotypic distributions of Blastocystis sp. in laboratory rats in China.

Parameters Number of samples tested Positive samples (%) Blastocystis sp. subtype (no. of isolates)
Rearing facilities
 Zhengzhou1 116 24 (20.7%) ST4 (23); ST7 (1)
 Zhengzhou2 40 2 (5.0%) ST4 (2)
 Shenyang 100 3 (3.0%) ST4 (1); ST7 (2)
 Wuhan 99 0
Rat breeds
 Wistar rats 104 9 (8.7%) ST4 (9)
 SD rats 151 17 (11.3%) ST4 (16); ST7 (1)
 SH rats 100 3 (3.0%) ST4 (1); ST7 (2)
Total 355 29 (8.2%) ST4 (26); ST7 (3)

Note: SD: Sprague Dawley; SH: Spontaneously hypertensive.

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