Mycoplasmas and pneumonia in calves

Allan, Edna Morton (1976) Mycoplasmas and pneumonia in calves. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The aims of this work were to study the species of mycoplasmas present in the lungs of calves and in particular to see if any association could be made with these organisms and pnemonia in calves. A literature review indicated the uniqueness of mycoplasmas as living cells and emphasised their general fragility and complex nutritional requirements. A study was carried out to find a suitable method of cultivating these organisms from bovine pulmonary tissue. Several techniques to release the organisms were examined. including eazymatic destruction of possible attachment sites and homogenisation of the tissue. The most satisfactory and reliable method devised was lightly chopping of a small piece of lung tissue followed by incubation in appropriate mycoplasma broth medium for 30 minutes at 37

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: H M Pirie
Keywords: Animal diseases
Date of Award: 1976
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1976-72796
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:06

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