Comparison of in vivo and in vitro survival and fecundity rates of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae

Arkle, Sam, George, David, Guy, Jonathan and Sparagano, Olivier (2010) Comparison of in vivo and in vitro survival and fecundity rates of the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Research in Veterinary Science, 88 (2). pp. 279-280. ISSN 0034-5288

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2009.08.002

Abstract

To assist in the testing of possible antigens in developing a vaccine against the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae De Geer), a rapid and reliable in vitro screening method is critical. This short paper describes how D. gallinae survival and fecundity rates in an in vivo feeding device compared to that of mites fed using an in vitro method. Results showed that survival of fed D. gallinae females and mites overall was greater in vitro, although there was no difference between male survival and fecundity between in vivo and in vitro designs. The in vitro feeding device described therefore has the potential to provide reliable results, comparable to those obtained by in vivo testing, to allow for the rapid screening of D. gallinae antigens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dermanyssus gallinae, in vivo, in vitro, artificial feeding, antigen screening
Subjects: C100 Biology
C500 Microbiology
C700 Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 12:12
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4496

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