Characterisation of Endogenous Retroviral Elements in Canine DNA

Squires, Richard A (1990) Characterisation of Endogenous Retroviral Elements in Canine DNA. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Dogs suffer from a variety of neoplastic, immunological, degenerative and proliferative disorders for which a retroviral aetiology is suspected. Despite decades of effort, the significance of retroviruses in canine disease remains obscure. This murky subject has been clouded further by a dearth of information concerning canine endogenous retroviral complement and expression. Previous reports have described retroviral expression in both normal and neoplastic canine tissues; but have not defined the origin of the expression. It was considered of interest to determine whether such expression reflected the presence of endogenous retroviral elements in canine genomic DNA. If such elements were found, their aetiological significance in canine diseases would be investigated.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Veterinary science, Animal diseases, Virology
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-77064
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77064

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