Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The financial loss incurred by the condemnation of beef livers abscessed with Sphaerophorus necrophorus, has been described in many reports previous to this. Having conferred with several meat packers and by reference to certain journal articles it became apparent that there was no readily available method of diagnosing, by serological methods, beef liver abscesses resulting from infection with S. necrophorus. The serological method employed is the complement-fixation reaction. In a vein of applied research an effort was made to adapt a modification of the complement fixation reaction to the diagnosis of this bovine infection. An exploration as made concerning the possibility of developing a common antigen with which all positive antisera would react. An attempt was made to determine whether the antigenicity was a function of the cell wall or the somatic portion of the cell.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Meat -- Microbiology
Includes bibliographical references
Number of Pages
South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
Law, Thomas J., "Complement Fixation Reactions With Sphaerophorus Necrophorus Antigens" (1959). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2589.