Preliminary characterisation and extraction of anterior adhesive secretion in monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites.

@article{Hamwood2002PreliminaryCA,
  title={Preliminary characterisation and extraction of anterior adhesive secretion in monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites.},
  author={Tamarind E Hamwood and Bronwen W. Cribb and Judy A Halliday and Graham C. Kearn and Ian D. Whittington},
  journal={Folia parasitologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={39-49}
}
Secreted anterior adhesives, used for temporary attachment to epithelial surfaces of fishes (skin and gills) by some monogenean (platyhelminth) parasites have been partially characterised. Adhesive is composed of protein. Amino acid composition has been determined for seven monopisthocotylean monogeneans. Six of these belong to the Monocotylidae and one species, Entobdella soleae (van Beneden et Hesse, 1864) Johnston, 1929, is a member of the Capsalidae. Histochemistry shows that the adhesive… CONTINUE READING