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Table 1 Occurrence of Blastocystis sp. and P. hominis in sheeps and goats in China by age

From: Occurrence of Blastocystis sp. and Pentatrichomonas hominis in sheep and goats in China

Host Age (months) No. of specimens Blastocystis sp. P. hominis
  No. of positives (%) Subtypes (n) No. of positives (%) Genotype
Sheep <  6 156 10 (6.4) ST5(3), ST10(4), novel sequence 1 (3) 0 (0)
6–12 236 13 (5.5) novel sequence 4 (2), ST10 (1), ST14 (10) 0 (0)
>12 440 27 (6.1) ST5 (5), ST10(20), novel sequence 2 (1), novel sequence 3 (1) 0 (0)
Goat <  6 128 0 (0) 1 (0.8) CC1
6–12 247 0 (0) 0 (0)
>12 406 2 (0.5) ST1(2) 1 (0.2) CC1