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In 1989/90, a European programme entitled Basic Research on Coccidiosis of Poultry and Farm Animals and Development of Vaccines using Biotechnological Procedures was initiated. The research programmes included several genera of coccidia, namely Eimeria, Isospora, Sarcocystis and Cryptosporidium, and covered different aspects of parasite biology, immunology and molecular biology. Many species of the coccidia are causative agents of economically important intestinal diseases of poultry and other farm animals in all regions of the world. The international cooperation between otherwise independent groups of scientists in several European countries stimulated the preparation of this publication: Guidelines on Techniques in Coccidiosis Research. These guidelines have several purposes: to contribute to a better knowledge of research techniques used in various laboratories; to support the necessary development of standardized techniques; to facilitate the establishment and use of certain research techniques in the daily laboratory work. The aim was not a complete review of the existing techniques, but a summary of practical experiences with a rather broad array of techniques.

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Authors: ECKERT J, University of Zurich, Institute of Parasitology (CH);BRAUN R, University of Berne, Institute of General Microbiology (CH);SHIRLEY M W, Institute of Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Newbury (GB);COUDERT P (EDITORS), INRA Station de Pathologie, Centre de Tours, Nouzilly (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16602 EN (1995) 306pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, COST Secretariat, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4970-3
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