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Title: Antifungal defence mechanisms of the sea urchin Echinus esculentus L.
Author: Turton, Gillian-Carmine
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1987
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This thesis describes an investigation of the antifungal defence mechanism of the common sea urchin. Echinus esculentus. Eleven species of marine yeasts, representing the four genera Candida, Debaryomyces, Metscbnikowia and Rhodotorula were tested as target organisms. The methods of study included : measurement of the antifungal activity of E. esculentus coelomic fluid (CF) in vitro, clearance of marine yeasts injected into the coelomic cavity, pathogenicity of marine yeasts, qualitative responses of the animals and quantitative changes in the coelomocyte profile. Before commencing these studies it was necessary to establish maintenance facilities for the sea urchins in the laboratory in Glasgow.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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