Author

Mary A. Anson

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

Bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma, commonly known as cancer eye, is a common and economically important problem to the U.S. cattle industry. This neoplasm is particularly significant in aged breeding stock. The tumor usually originates from the squamous epithelial cells of the corneal-scleral junction and the nicitating membrane of the eye. Eye cancer lesions progress from small pin point plaques to large tumors involving the eye and surrounding tissue. This disease causes parital or total loss of vision in the affected eye and the cancer may metastasize. The objectives of this research were to: investigate the properties of tumor cell cultures derived from bovine ocular squamous cell carcinoma and its precursor lesions, determine if viral agents are present in or can be induced in tumor cell cultures, and attempt to demonstrate viral antigens in the tumor cell cultures.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Cattle -- Diseases

Virology -- Research

Eye -- Diseases

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

74

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Share

COinS