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We have assembled a unique dataset of deep near-infrared images of 3
statistically matched samples of radio-quiet quasars, radio-loud quasars and
radio galaxies in the redshift band 0.1 < z < 0.3, on the strength of which we
have recently been awarded 35 HST orbits of WFPC2 imaging in Cycle 6 (- the
largest single HST award made for quasar hosts).  We therefore propose to
ensure that the final ISO database contains mid-IR to FIR continuum
measurements of all visible targets in our 3 samples, which contain a combined
total of 48 sources. Thus we request 77604 secs (or a reduced allocation of
46412 secs - see OBS_SUMMARY) to observe the 22 AGN not included in current
open-time or guaranteed time proposals (which are visible during the remainder
of the ISO mission).
We stress that we are the only group to have undertaken a study of the
symbiotic relationship between the nature of the AGN and the host galaxy in
quasars and radio-loud galaxies, using carefully selected matched samples.  We
are also the only group to have obtained HST, ground-based optical (KPNO 4-m,
WHT), infrared (UKIRT), submm (JCMT) and radio (VLA, MERLIN) images of matched
samples of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN for this purpose, as well as
off-nuclear optical spectroscopic measurements to combine with our latest
stellar population synthesis models.
Hence we are in a unique position to perform a rigorous test of unified models
for radio-loud sources, to determine the extent to which the different host
galaxy morphologies (disc or spheroidal) of radio-loud and radio-quiet AGN
vary in terms of stellar mass, dust/gas content, spectral energy distribution,
star-formation history of the host galaxy and the immediate environs.

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