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Table 4 Summary of molecular genotyping results for Giardia in dogs and cats

From: The epidemiology of infections with Giardia species and genotypes in well cared for dogs and cats in Germany

Host species Sample size Number amplified ≥1 loci Number amplified ≥2 loci Assemblage concurrence at multiple loci* Assemblage divergence at multiple loci
Cats 60 53 (88.3%) 25 (41.7%) 48% (n = 25) 52% (n = 25)
Dogs 130 123(94.6%) 59 (45.4%) 71% (n = 59) 29% (n = 59)
  1. *Includes instances where a genotype identified at the first locus was again amplified at the second locus as part of a mixed sequence (indicating a mixed template). Figures are expressed as a percentage of the number of samples amplified at ≥2 loci.