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comparative tests for detection of plague antigen and antibody in experimentally infected wild rodents.the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) was compared with other standard tests for detection of plague (yersinia pestis) antibody and antigen in multimammate mice (mastomys coucha and m. natalensis) which were experimentally infected and then killed at daily intervals postinoculation. for detection of antibody in sera from m. natalensis, the immunoglobulin g (igg) elisa was equivalent in sensitivity to passive hemagglutination and more sensitive than the igm elisa and complement fixation. ...19863097065
immune responses of two mastomys sibling species to yersinia pestis.this study assessed the in vitro cell-mediated immune responses of mastomys natalensis, with a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 32, and mastomys coucha, with a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 36, to yersinia pestis. splenic mononuclear (mn) cells of uninfected m. natalensis proliferated in response to crude fraction 1 of y. pestis and two subfractions derived from fraction 1 in vitro. proliferation was dose dependent and followed the time kinetics of other well-known mitogens. further charact ...19912037358
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