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Table 1 Cestodes used to establish the multiplex PCR and to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of this assay

From: A multiplex PCR for differential detection of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto, Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus canadensis in China

Parasite species Parasite stage Host origin
Echinococcus granulosus s. s. Metacestode lesion Human
E. multilocularis Metacestode lesion Human
E. canadensis (G6/7) Metacestode lesion Human
E. canadensis (G8/10) Metacestode lesion Sheep
E. shiquicus Metacestode lesion Plateau pika
Taenia taeniaeformis Metacestode lesion Mouse
Hymenolepis diminuta Adult worm Mouse
T. pisiformis Metacestode lesion Rabbit
T. saginata Adult worm Human
T. solium Adult worm Human
T. asiatica Adult worm Human
T. serialis Adult worm Dog