The present state of Cowdria ruminantium cultivation in cell lines

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  • Abstract:

    Attempts were made to grow 4 isolates of Cowdria ruminantium in cell lines. Three of these isolates, viz. Ball 3, Welgevonden and Kwanyanga, could be cultivated in a calf endothelial cell line, but experiments with the Kumm isolate have so far failed. The successful in vitro cultivation of 2 isolates (Welgevonden and Kwanyanga), which are also pathogenic for mice, has great potential for future studies and these aspects are discussed in this review.