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Surface lectin binding characteristics of developing stages of Brugia in Armigeres subalbatus: I. Brugia pahangi

Zahedi, M.; Denham, D.A.; Ham, P.J.

Japanese Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 18(4): 271-283

1990


Accession: 002236616

Surface characteristics of microfilariae (mf) and developing stages of B. pahangi in A. subalbatus were assayed using fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugated lectins. The following lectins were used: wheat germ agglutinins, lentil agglutinins, Helix aspersa agglutinins, Concanavalin A agglutinins, kidney bean agglutinins, asparagus pea agglutinins and peanut agglutinins. It was observed that developing stages of B. pahangi in the mosquito show dynamic surface carbohydrate characteristics.

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