Antifungal defence mechanisms of the sea urchin Echinus esculentus L

Turton, Gillian-Carmine (1987) Antifungal defence mechanisms of the sea urchin Echinus esculentus L. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis describes an investigation of the antifungal defence mechanism of the common sea urchin. Echinus esculentus. Eleven species of marine yeasts, representing the four genera Candida, Debaryomyces, Metscbnikowia and Rhodotorula were tested as target organisms. The methods of study included : measurement of the antifungal activity of E. esculentus coelomic fluid (CF) in vitro, clearance of marine yeasts injected into the coelomic cavity, pathogenicity of marine yeasts, qualitative responses of the animals and quantitative changes in the coelomocyte profile. Before commencing these studies it was necessary to establish maintenance facilities for the sea urchins in the laboratory in Glasgow. Three recirculating artificial-seawater aquaria (RASWA) of around 76 1 working capacity were constructed. They had a system of seawater circulation, biological, chemical and physical filtration and were kept at 10

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: A C Wardlaw
Keywords: Immunology
Date of Award: 1987
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1987-73089
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/73089

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