Date of Award

Spring 1980

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

Douglas Abbott

Second Advisor

Rev. Joseph Harrington

Third Advisor

John Scharf

Abstract

Various aspects of the use of direct fluorescent antibody tests for the identification of N. gonorrhoeae were investigated. Different colony types within a strain exhibited fluorescence of about the same intensity, while differences occurred between strains. The best results were shown using the CDC conjugate prepared by the 20-10 minute method using acetone fixation.

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