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tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm

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We did not observe emission of cercariae during consumption of parasitized snails of the Mc and Gc classes.
From the derivatives studied, 15 naphthoquinones blocked penetration by cercariae when applied to the tails of mice 24 h prior to infection through the tail.
Extracts of Zingiber officinale (ginger) rhizome showed activity against Schistosoma mansoni miracidia and cercariae [1].
During the summer of 1938, Byrd examined over 100 specimens of the aquatic snail Physa gyrina, and noted that 28 individuals were releasing one or more of five different species of trematode cercariae.
This age-related relationship seems logical due to increased opportunity for exposure to cercariae by mature host animals.
The initial 'classic' pathology in the course of schistosomal infection, cercarial dermatitis, is frequently missed as it will be mostly experienced during travel, with transient lesions caused by the infecting cercariae on penetration of the skin.
Cercariae of an Eygptian strain of S mansoni were obtained from SBSP/TBRI and used for infection immediately after shedding from Biomphalaria alexandrina snails.
Cercariae were extracted for DNA and PCR's were performed for detection of Neorickettsia (16S rRNA gene), and for identification of digenean species (i.
A metal ring was placed on the abdomen and then filled with treated water containing infectious cercariae of a Puerto Rican strain of S.
The snail excretes the cercariae into the surrounding water.
Brittle stars, which transmit Fellodistomum metacercariae to plaice, become infected by feeding on cercariae which develop in bivalve mollusks (Koie, 1980).
Onshore winds keep locally produced cercariae in place while bringing in cercariae produced in other areas, so they become more concentrated.
Cercariae then mature into adult worms in the portal venous system.