Longevity of Zygocotyle lunata in Balb/c mice and long-term survival of digeneans in vertebrate hosts

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Longevity of Zygocotyle lunata in Balb/c mice and long-term survival of digeneans in vertebrate hosts

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dc.contributor.author Fried, Bernard
dc.contributor.author LeSage, K. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-22T21:47:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-22T21:47:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Fried, B. and K. E. LeSage. (2011) "Longevity of Zygocotyle lunata in Balb/c mice and long-term survival of digeneans in vertebrate hosts." Journal of Helminthology 85 (4): 476-477. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10385/882
dc.description.abstract This study used Balb/c mice to examine the longevity of Zygocotyle lunata in a murine host. Of 11 mice, each exposed to 20 Z. lunata cysts, six were infected with a total of 12 worms from 11 to 24 weeks postinfection (PI). Live worms recovered at 24 weeks PI had a mean body area of about 25 mm(2). These worms produced viable eggs with well-developed miracidia following embryonation in artificial spring water for 2 weeks at 28 degrees C. The Balb/c mouse is a useful model to study longevity of this paramphistomid trematode for at least 6 months PI. An additional aspect of this article is a review of the pertinent literature published from 1937 to 2007 on ageing and longevity of digeneans. en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Helminthology en_US
dc.title Longevity of Zygocotyle lunata in Balb/c mice and long-term survival of digeneans in vertebrate hosts en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0022149X1000088X

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