A review of performance and pathogenicity of male and female Schistosoma mansoni during the life-cycle.

@article{Boissier1999ARO,
  title={A review of performance and pathogenicity of male and female Schistosoma mansoni during the life-cycle.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Boissier and Serge Morand and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Mon{\'e}},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1999},
  volume={119 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={447-54}
}
The sexual life-history traits of Schistosoma mansoni have been reviewed to compare male and female performance and pathogenicity against Biomphalaria glabrata during the life-cycle. A meta-analysis was used on pooled results from different experiments. In most cases, there was no difference between males and females but male cercariae were significantly more infectious than female cercariae. Conversely, cercarial production and cercarial life-span were significantly greater for females than… CONTINUE READING

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