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MB 608 IMMUNOLOGY-IMMUNODIAGNOSTICS IN AGRICULTURE                                                                                 (3L+1P) I

Objective
To teach the basic concepts in immunology and its application in microbiological science

Theory

UNIT I
Historical perspective, Innate and acquired immunity, Specific and nonspecific immunity,

UNIT II
Cells and organs of immune system, Cellular and humoral immune response, Antigens, Antibodies, Immunoglobulin structure and function.

UNIT III
Antigen-antibody reactions, Complement system, Hybridoma and monoclonal antibodies, Organization and expression of immunoglobulin genes, Immune dysfunction, Auto-immunity, Immunodeficiency and hyper sensitivity, Vaccines, Serology in agriculture, Immunodiagnostic tests, Transplantation immunology.

Practicals
Ag-Ab reactions, Agglutination (blood grouping), Precipitation, Immunodiffusion, Western blotting, ELISA

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