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GD biotech is thrilled to share with you its latest publication, in collaboration with its academic partner of the Pasteur Institute of Lille, entitled:

“Molecular Identification and Subtype Analysis of Blastocystis sp. Isolates from Wild Mussels (Mytilus edulis) in Northern France”

This study showed an overall prevalence of 62% of Blastocystis parasite in wild mussels (Mytilus edulis) collected from the northern coast of France (Wimereux and Dannes). In addition, multiple Blastocystis subtypes were identified, indicating a high diversity of this parasite in marine wild mussels and a potential faecal origin (humans and/or animals).

It provides new insights into the host/carrier range and transmission of Blastocystis sp. and emphasizes its potential as an effective sentinel species for water quality and environmental contamination.

This work highlights the need for continued research in this area.