Molecular Study of Eimeria species in Quail birds (Coturnix coturnix japonica) in Thi-Qar Province, Southern Iraq

Authors

  • Muntadher. M. Flayyih AL-Zarkoushi
  • Mohammed. Th. Salih AL-Zubaidi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17809

Keywords:

Quail, Eimeria, Molecular,

Abstract

Fecal samples were collected from 330 quail birds from different areas of Thi-Qar province, Iraq. All
samples were examined by traditional laboratory methods. Four species of Eimeria were diagnosed in
quail (Eimeria bateri, Eimeria uzura, Eimeria tsunodai and Eimeria fluminensis), with a total infection
was 64.54% (213 out of 330). DNA was extracted from 100 positive samples confirm the small subunit
rRNA (18s) gene by Polymerase chain reaction using a general primer for Eimeria species, Seven
genotypes were according to the identify of DNA sequences of Eimeria species in Japanese quail, the
accession codes to NCBI-Genbank. using A comprehensive phylogenetic tree was generated in the
present study, this details were being analyzed. This was the first molecular study in Iraq for Eimeria
in common quail.

Author Biographies

Muntadher. M. Flayyih AL-Zarkoushi

Researcher, Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad,Iraq

Mohammed. Th. Salih AL-Zubaidi

Prof. Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad,
Iraq

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Published

2021-11-30

How to Cite

Muntadher. M. Flayyih AL-Zarkoushi, & Mohammed. Th. Salih AL-Zubaidi. (2021). Molecular Study of Eimeria species in Quail birds (Coturnix coturnix japonica) in Thi-Qar Province, Southern Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 1674–1680. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17809