Morphological and molecular analysis of metacercariae of Diphtherostomum brusinae (Stossich, 1888) Stossich, 1903 from a new bivalve host Mytilus galloprovincialis

@article{Francisco2010MorphologicalAM,
  title={Morphological and molecular analysis of metacercariae of Diphtherostomum brusinae (Stossich, 1888) Stossich, 1903 from a new bivalve host Mytilus galloprovincialis},
  author={C.J. Francisco and Andresa Cardoso Grandini Almeida and Am. Castro and Susana Pina and Fernanda Russell-Pinto and Pedro Nuno Rodrigues and M. J. Santos},
  journal={Journal of Helminthology},
  year={2010},
  volume={85},
  pages={179 - 184}
}
Abstract The digenean trematode Diphtherostomum brusinae (Stossich, 1888) Stossich, 1903 presents a complex life cycle that may involve more than one intermediate host. The present study represents the first description of the metacercariae from D. brusinae infecting the labial palps of a new intermediate host, Mytilus galloprovincialis, in the Aveiro estuary, Portugal. The morphology of this parasitic stage was studied by light (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and some differences… 
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