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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG STRATEGIES TO REDUCE ECONOMIC LOSSES DUE TO ENTERIC DISEASES OF POULTRY

Location: Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-32000-097-13
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2017

Objective:
Investigate effects of different antibiotic alternatives on coccidian parasites. Study basic immune mechanisms that are associated with enhanced innate immunity.

Approach:
Immunological and genomics tools will be applied to 1) Develop in vitro culture system using a chicken cell line to show sporozoite invasion and staining by mouse anti-coccidia antibodies, 2) Develop an immunofluorescent method to count invaded sporozoites, and 3) Evaluate peptides to see if they block sporozoite invasion

Last Modified: 6/29/2016
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