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Project: Evaluation of Caenorhabditis elegans as an expression system for protective antigens from Ostertagia ostertagi

project duration
01-FEB-05 – 31-JAN-07
abstract
In this project, the OPA antigen and a 17 kDA ES antigen, both components of a protective native fraction, will be expressed in the free living nematode C. elegans. Vaccination of cattle with these antigens will determine if these recombinant antigens have the same protective capacities after a challenge infection with O. ostertagi as the native fraction.