Fecundity of Litomosoides carinii (Nematoda, Filarioidea) in vivo and in vitro.

@article{Mssinger1986FecundityOL,
  title={Fecundity of Litomosoides carinii (Nematoda, Filarioidea) in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={J M{\"o}ssinger and Peter Wenk},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Parasitenkunde},
  year={1986},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={121-31}
}
Several parameters concerning the reproduction of Litomosoides carinii were assessed using quantitatively infected cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus). The course of embryogenesis from the fertilization of eggs to the delivery of the first microfilariae was observed by daily autopsies during prepatency. The duration of embryogenesis in vivo could thus be determined as 18 +/- 2 days. The contents of embryos in the uteri of female worms had been examined at various intervals. At the onset of patency… CONTINUE READING