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Growth and development of Strongyloides venezuelensis Brumpt, 1934 in the albino rat

  • Guta Wertheim (a1)


Growth and development of S. venezuelensis in percutaneously infected albino rats was studied and compared with S. ratti. The development of S. venezuelensis was found to last longer than that of S. ratti, the difference resulting mainly from the longer sojourn of the L3 larvae in skin and lungs. The growth rate was found to differ in each developmental stage, being higher in L4 than in L3 larvae. The adult females continued to increase in size for 6–7 days postexposure. The increase in body width, oesophagus length and tail length was found to be allometric bradyauxetic.



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Growth and development of Strongyloides venezuelensis Brumpt, 1934 in the albino rat

  • Guta Wertheim (a1)


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