Project Number: 8042-32000-097-13-T
Project Type: Trust
Start Date: Jul 1, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2017
Investigate effects of different antibiotic alternatives on coccidian parasites. Study basic immune mechanisms that are associated with enhanced innate immunity.
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