Nematode transmission patterns.

  title={Nematode transmission patterns.},
  author={R. Christian Anderson},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  volume={74 1},
The transmission of nematode parasites of vertebrates is reviewed with special reference to the phenomena of monoxeny, heteroxeny, paratenesis, and precocity. Monoxeny is divided into 2 types. Primary monoxeny assumes that there was never an intermediate host in the transmission. Secondary monoxeny assumes the loss of an intermediate host during the course of evolution and its replacement by a tissue phase in the final host. Heteroxeny, or the use of intermediate hosts, is a common feature of… CONTINUE READING