In vitro Excystation of Metacercariae of Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi, 1819) (Digenea: Clinostomatidae)

@article{Kalantan1988InVE,
  title={In vitro Excystation of Metacercariae of Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi, 1819) (Digenea: Clinostomatidae)},
  author={A. M. N. Kalantan and Misbahul Arfin},
  journal={Acta Zoologica},
  year={1988},
  volume={69},
  pages={163-167}
}
In vitro excystation of metacercariae of Clinostomum complanatum (Rudolphi, 1819) was studied. Excystation was an active process, initiated by a rise in temperature. The metacercariae excysted in enzymic as well as non enzymic medium, but the rate of excystation was affected by the temperature and/or pH of the medium. The optimal excystation was obtained in pepsin-Tyrode at pH 2.3-3.5 and a temperature of 42°C. Trypsin treatment was not required. 
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