The relationship between the age of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae and their ability to penetrate and infect the mammalian host.

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The ability of the cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni to penetrate the tails of mice was shown to remain constant throughout their lives. However, their capacity to establish themselves and then reach maturity decreased as they aged. The abdominal route of penetration produced consistently higher maturation rates than the tail route. Significantly different… (More)

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@article{Lawson1983TheRB, title={The relationship between the age of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae and their ability to penetrate and infect the mammalian host.}, author={Jonathan R Lawson and R. A. Wilson}, journal={Parasitology}, year={1983}, volume={87 (Pt 3)}, pages={481-92} }