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Title: Mycoplasmas and pneumonia in calves
Author: Allan, Edna Morton
ISNI:       0000 0001 3414 9557
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1976
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The aims of this work were to study the species of mycoplasmas present in the lungs of calves and in particular to see if any association could be made with these organisms and pneumonia in calves. A literature review indicated the uniqueness of mycoplasmas as living cells and emphasised their general fragility and complex nutritional requirements. A study was carried out to find a suitable method of cultivating these organisms from bovine pulmonary tissue. Several techniques to release the organisms were examined, including enzymatic destruction of possible attachment sites and homogenisation of the tissue. The most satisfactory and reliable method devised was lightly chopping off a small piece of lung tissue followed by incubation in appropriate mycoplasma broth medium for 30 minutes at 37°C.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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