Maintenance in vitro of Fasciola hepatica

  title={Maintenance in vitro of Fasciola hepatica},
  author={B Dawes},
A NECESSARY preliminary to a study of the physiology of helminths is their maintenance in vitro, a rare accomplishment. Some nematodes and a few cestodes have been maintained for some time with moderate success, and this is also true for certain small trematodes1, but not for Fasciola hepatica. This common liver fluke of the sheep has so far lived in vitro only for short periods of about 60 hr. and never more than about three days. These were the best results of experiments2 in which worms were… CONTINUE READING

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