Brief Note: Comparative Morphology of the First-Stage Larvae of Two Species of Philometra (Nematoda: Philometridae) and One Species of Camallanus (Nematoda: Camallanidae) From Lake Erie Fishes
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v89, n3 (June, 1989), 70-73
Previous descriptions of larval philometrids and camallanids are based on observation from light microscopy. First-stage larvae of Camallanus oxycephalus, Philometra cylindracea, and Philometra sp. were examined by electron microscopy to determine whether differences seen in adult structure also occur in the larvae, allowing for identification of larval stages in the intermediate and definitive hosts. Similarities in larval structure supported some speculation as to the possible evolutionary link between these genera and their corresponding families.
Author Institution: Department of Zoology, The Ohio State University
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