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Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
Year : 2011, Volume : 25, Issue : 2
First page : ( 185) Last page : ( 186)
Print ISSN : 0971-6157. Online ISSN : 0974-0813.

Penetration behaviour of cercariae of Schistosoma spindale (Montgomery, 1906)

Kathi Daniel*, Agarapu Joseph1

Department of Zoology, Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Choudary College, Guntur-522 006, India.

1Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, A.P.  India.

*E-mail: daniel.kathi@yahoo.com.

Online published on 9 April, 2012.


Video microscopic observations showed three behavioural patterns of penetration of cercariae of S. spindale. The importance of bio-mechanical, bio-chemical and bio-hydrodynamic activities were described.



Cercariae, Penetration, Schistosoma spindale.


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