By H. J. Bensted, W. Bulloch, L. Dudgeon, A. G. Gardner, E. D. W. Greig, D. Harvey, W. F. Harvey, T. J. Mackie, R. A. O'Brien, H. M. Perry, H. Scutze, P. Bruce White, W. J. Wilson. London, 1929. His Majesty's Stationery Office. Pp. 1–482
by A. Trevor Willis, M.D., B.S. (Melb.), Ph.D. (Leeds), M.C.Path., M.C.P.A., Reader in Microbiology, Monash University, formerly Lecturer in Bacteriology, University of Leeds. xiv + 234 pages, illustrated, second edition. Butterworth Inc., Washington. 1965. $8.50
A monoclonal antibody specific for a repeated epitope of the circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium malariae sporozoites has been used to develop a two-site, single antibody-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay that can detect P. malariae sporozoites in mosquitoes. The assay uses a purified monoclonal antibody produced against sporozoites of the Uganda I/CDC strain of P. malariae to capture the antigen and the same monoclonal antibody labeled with horseradish peroxidase as the detector. Sporozoites have been detected in laboratory-infected mosquitoes stored at room temperature in the presence of a desiccant for as long as 18 months. The detection limit of the assay is approximately 50 P. malariae sporozoites per test well. Cross-reaction has not been observed with mosquitoes infected with P. falciparum, P. vivax, or P. ovale sporozoites.