Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology and Microbiology

Abstract

The need exists for a detection system which is specific in its diagnosis of viruses. The system presented in this investigation uses antiserum treated virus infected cell cultures to establish specificity. The need exists for an automated virus detection system. The system described in this thesis uses the Boulter Counter, a computer analysis, and a simplified procedure which makes the system suitable and automation. The need also exists for an inexpensive virus detection system. The system proposed in this investigation uses no expensive animal facilities and it will require reduced man-hours. The final need of a virus detection system is that the system be rapid. The system presented in this investigation will detect virus induced cell volume changes within 4 to 16 hours post-infection.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis

Coulter principle

Cells

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

183

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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