Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program
Phase 7 (2017 Deadline)
Molecular characterization of Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae Pakistan strain for the establishment of effective diagnostics and vaccines
US Partner: Bryan Carson, Sandia National Laboratories
Pakistan Partner: Farhan Anwar Khan, University of Agriculture, Peshawar
This project will identify candidate antigens for an effective diagnostic kit and vaccine against Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae (Mccp). This pathogen causes a severe, usually fatal disease in domestic goats known as contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP). The present lack of effective diagnostic and control measures leaves Pakistani farmers at perpetual great risk of financially disastrous CCPP outbreaks.