Accession Number:

ADA126732

Title:

Transmission of Microsporidian Parasites of Mosquitoes.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Dec 82,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The first enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for a microsporidian is described. The assay detects as little as 2 ng of spore homogenate protein and as few as 2000 intact spores. Several timesaving and reagent-conserving modifications of traditional ELISA protocols are employed. Individuals of 103 taxa of aquatic animals were surveyed as possible intermediate hosts for Amblyospora. No successful transmissions were achieved with any of these animals.Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE