Histopathology of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae parasitized by Reesimermis nielseni (Nematoda: Mermithidae).

@article{Bailey1973HistopathologyOA,
  title={Histopathology of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae parasitized by Reesimermis nielseni (Nematoda: Mermithidae).},
  author={C. H. Bailey and R. Gordon},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={1973},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          435-41
        }
}
Abstract Histological observations were made of Aedes aegypti larvae parasitized for 2, 4, and 6 days by Reesimermis nielseni . Little difference was detected between the tissues of uninfected and nematode-parasitized larvae 4 days after infection, at which time most hosts were in the early fourth instar and their fat bodies were well developed containing abundant storage materials. Nematodes grew most rapidly between day 4 and day 6 of parasitism, depleting host metabolites, reducing the fat… Expand
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