Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Concealed Antigens

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4589-1

This term describes antigens obtained from ticks, which are normally not in contact with the immune system of their hosts. They were used to produce in Australia a vaccine against Boophilus ticks (B. microplus) that are vectors of Babesia species of cattle.

Keywords

Immune System Babesia Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany