Detection of an Anaplasma marginale Antibody Complex Formed in vivo

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Science  01 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3405, pp. 987-988
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3405.987


A naturally occurring anaplasma-antibody complex was detected by exposing erythrocytes of infected cattle to fluorescein-labeled bovine antiglobulin. This technique revealed not only the classical marginal bodies but also the initial Anaplasma bodies in the erythrocytes of acutely infected animals. Singly occurring initial bodies were observed in the erythrocytes of healthy carriers.