Developmental switching in the parasitic nematode Strongyloides ratti.

  title={Developmental switching in the parasitic nematode Strongyloides ratti.},
  author={Mark E Viney},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={263 1367},
  • Mark E Viney
  • Published 1996 in Proceedings. Biological sciences
Strongyloides ratti is a nematode parasite of rats. It is able to undergo two types of development outside the host: heterogonic (free-living adults and sexual reproduction) and homogonic (direct larval development). Homogonic development has a number of similarities with the development of the dauer stage of free-living nematodes, including Caenorhabditis elegans. Using isofemale lines of the parasite, factors that control this developmental choice have been investigated. Isofemale lines can… CONTINUE READING

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