Date of Award
Life & Environmental Sciences
Rev. Joseph Harrington
Rev. J. Eugene Peoples
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was attempted to determine antibody titers of serum from potential Colorado tick fever victims. An exemplary assay of influenza A monoclonal antibodies worked very well. After turning to the elucidation of optimal reagent purifications and titrations, a high degree of non-specificity was found. The numerous non-specific reactions which were observed necessitate the need for further development of the technique by the State of Montana Health and Environmental Sciences virology department.
Harmon, Charleen, "The Use Of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays To Detect Antibodies Of The Colorado Tick Fever Virus" (1985). Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses. 397.