ABSTRACT: In vitro studies were focussed on the duration and cessation of merogony in Theileria parva infected blood lymphocyte cell cultures. The cultures were infected using purified tick stabilates as an alternative to in vitro infections, using sporozoites obtained by labour intensive dissections of salivary glands from infected ticks. After establishment of infection in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL), merozoites were temporarily produced for about 2 months after which lymphoblasts only contained schizonts.
Veterinary Parasitology 07/2003; 114(3):195-203. · 2.58 Impact Factor