Accession Number:

ADA179879

Title:

Enzyme Mini-Test for Field Identification of Leishmania Isolates from U.S. Military Personnel.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 84-15 Aug 85,

Corporate Author:

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIV OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

It is possible to identify Leishmania isolates by cellulose acetate electrophoresis CAE of up to 29 enzyme activities. Certain of these enzymes are polymorphic within a subspecies and therefore of limited value for identification others are monomorphic and have taxonomic significance. Once large numbers of isolates from various geographical areas have been characterized and monomorphic enzymes identified, a simple, rapid, accurate field type identification test can be devised.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE