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Cercarial Transformation and in vitro Cultivation of Schistosoma mansoni Schistosomules

DOI :

10.3791/3191-v

5:30 min

August 16th, 2011

August 16th, 2011

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1Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University

We describe an in vitro method for culturing schistosomula of the flatworm parasite Schistosoma mansoni, via the harvesting and transformation of infective cercariae from the fresh water snail intermediate host Biomphalaria glabrata.

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