Portland State University. Department of Biology
David T. Clark
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (2, viii, 104 pages)
The distribution of trypanosomes infecting wild ruminants of North America has only recently been investigated. Many isolates have been mensurally studied and were determined to be conspecific with Trypanosoma cervi. Widely divergent forms exist however, between host species and seasonally within a host. To determine the validity of all inclusions in the taxon and the extent of intraspecific variability, trypanosome isolates of moose, reindeer, antelope, muledeer, Roosevelt Elk and two discrete transplant populations of Rocky Mountain elk were characterized and differentiated using recombinant DNA techniques.
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Bennett, J. Lindsley, "The Electrokaryotype and Molecular Characterization of Trypanosoma cervi Isolates Using Recombinant DNA Techniques" (1990). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4024.