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Title: Characterisation of the major merozoite polypeptides of Theileria annulata
Author: Dickson, Joanne
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1993
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Much of the pathogenicity of the bovine disease tropical theileriosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Theileria annulata, results from the invasion of host erythrocytes by the merozoite stage of the parasite. The aim of this study was, primarily, to investigate the expression of immunodominant, and potentially protective, antigens of Tannulata merozoites. Furthermore, it was intended to characterise the antigenicity and biochemical nature of a previously identified 30 kDa merozoite surface polypeptide, to clone the gene encoding this protein, and to develop an in vitro merozoite invasion assay in order to analyse the process of invasion in detail, particularly with respect to the role of identified merozoite surface proteins.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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