The origins of parasitism in the platyhelminthes.

  title={The origins of parasitism in the platyhelminthes.},
  author={Klaus Rohde},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  volume={24 8},
  • Klaus Rohde
  • Published 1994 in International journal for parasitology
Symbiotic associations have arisen independently in several groups of the largely free-living turbellarians. Morphological adaptations of turbellarians to a symbiotic way of life include suckers and adhesive glands for attachment, elaborate systems of microvilli and other epidermal structures for absorption of food, glands for the formation of cysts, cocoons and cement material, and lack of a pharynx and intestine in some species. However, many species closely resemble their free-living… CONTINUE READING
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