The immunodominant surface antigen of Plasmodium gallinaceum is present in both the salivary gland and oocyst sporozoites.

Abstract

1. Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against surface antigens of Plasmodium gallinaceum sporozoites, an avian malaria parasite, were produced using spleen cells from mice immunized with sporozoites from mosquito salivary glands (SGS) or from midguts containing oocysts (OoS). 2. All of the 15 MAbs tested (11 anti-SGS and 4 anti-OoS) reacted with SGS and OoS by… (More)

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