Allergen discoveries lead to better tests for hay fever in the subtropics

Pollen allergy in subtropical regions is primarily due to subtropical (e.g. Bahia and Johnson) grasses, but tests and treatments are not optimised for these grass pollens. Dr Janet Davies of the Lung and Allergy Research Centre, TRI, and Professor Ian Godwin (School of Agriculture and Food Science), recently applied an innovative molecular and bioinformatic approach to identify the ‘allergome’ of Johnson grass pollen. 

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