The schistosome egg: development and secretions.

  title={The schistosome egg: development and secretions.},
  author={Peter D. Ashton and Richard Harrop and Bhavana Shah and R Alan Wilson},
  volume={122 Pt 3},
We have investigated the development of the schistosome egg and its secretions in order to understand how it migrates through gut tissues and also initiates pathology in the liver. We show by electron microscopy that the subshell envelope is absent in the newly deposited egg, but appears very early and differentiates as development progresses. In the mature egg, this nucleated envelope contains extensive endoplasmic reticulum, suggestive of a protein synthetic capacity. Furthermore, Reynolds… CONTINUE READING
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