Experimental epidemiology of schistosomiasis. I. The prepatent period and cercarial production of Schistosoma mansoni in Biomphalaria snails at various constant temperatures.

@article{Pflger1980ExperimentalEO,
  title={Experimental epidemiology of schistosomiasis. I. The prepatent period and cercarial production of Schistosoma mansoni in Biomphalaria snails at various constant temperatures.},
  author={Wolfgang Pfl{\"u}ger},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Parasitenkunde},
  year={1980},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={159-69}
}
Laboratory experiments have permitted the quantification of the developmental times (prepatent periods) of Schistosoma mansoni in the snail over the whole possible range of constant temperatures. The basis relationship is satisfactorily described by a hyperbola of the formula y = 268/(x-14.2), y being the minimum time from miracidial infection to cercariae shedding (in days) x the mean temperature, and 14.2 the theoretical temperature threshold (in degrees C). Cercariae production takes place… CONTINUE READING

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