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Table 2 Prevalence and intensities of Theileria orientalis genotypes detected using MT PCR in three anaemic categories

From: Comparison of the performance of three PCR assays for the detection and differentiation of Theileria orientalis genotypes

Category ( n ) a Apparent prevalence of genotype % (proportion) Mean intensity of infection (mean no. of DNA copies)
ikeda chitose buffeli type 5 ikeda chitose buffeli type 5
Severe anaemiab (49) 100 (49/49) 34.7 (17/49) 100 (49/49) 8.2 (4/49) 445,347 68,915 157,443 88
Mild anaemiac (31) 93.5(29/31) 38.7 (12/31) 96.8 (30/31) 16.1 (5/31) 429,380 167,705 260,844 9,518
No anaemiad (50) 66 (33/50) 70 (35/50) 92 (46/50) 26 (13/50) 240,359 44,838 134,136 1,558
  1. a n, number of animals.
  2. bSevere anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was < 0.15.
  3. cMild anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was 0.15-0.24.
  4. dNo anaemia was defined if haematocrit value was > 0.24.
  5. (Haematocrit data were available for only 130 individuals of the tested 154 cattle from North Island).