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Mycopathologia

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 53–57 | Cite as

Serotyping of fungal isolates by precipitating monoclonal antibodies

  • Giulia Morace
  • Guido Amalfitano
  • Luciano Polonelli
Article

Abstract

Ascites fluid from hybridoma cell lines producing monoclonal antibodies to an exoantigen of Microsporum canis was assayed for its precipitating properties. Three types of monoclonal antibodies were used for serological analysis of heterologous mycelial cultures. Based on specific antigenic determinants, the fungal strains showed different immunodiffusion reactivity within the species. The monoclonal antibodies also proved to be effective reagents for serotyping heterogeneous species. They may also have potential applications in epidemiology.

Keywords

Monoclonal Antibody Potential Application Canis Fungal Strain Fungal Isolate 
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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Morace
    • 1
  • Guido Amalfitano
    • 1
  • Luciano Polonelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia ‘A. Gemelli’Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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