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Leprosy Research Support in Armadillos (Dasypus Novemcinctus)

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The Leprosy Research Support and Maintenance of an Armadillo Colony – Post Genome Era interagency agreement provides standardized research reagents to investigators worldwide to assist in the development of skin test antigens used to detect leprosy. This agreement supports collaborative research to continuously improve biochemical, microbiological and immunological models for leprosy research in an effort to provide the most up-to-date resource and expertise for mycobacterial researchers.

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