Author

Brien Hughes

Publication Date

1964

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bennett, Jack (Cecil Jackson)||Feyerherm, Harvey A.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biology

LCSH

Erythrocytes||Blood groups||Antigens||Rabbits--Physiology

Abstract

An exploratory investigation to produce isoimmune antisers and to identify and differentiate red blood cell types in the rabbit is reported. A total of eleven rabbits randomly selected from a herd maintained by Dr. C. J. Bennett at Northern Illinois University were immunized with erythrocytes of other rabbits. Of the eleven immunized rabbits three produced antibody which reacted with cells of the panel. Two antisera were obtained in quantity and used to type the herd. A. discussion of tests suggesting the specificity of the reagents and some statements regarding the inheritance of factors responsible for these traits is presented. An unsuccessful attempt to demonstrate a precipitation reaction between red cell antigens and reactive agglutinins by means of agar diffusion is discussed. Samples of chicken serum were tested against rabbit cells and found to contain agglutinins against general rabbit red cell factors.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

vii, 34 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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