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Longevity of the Tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta

Clark P. Read
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 53, No. 5 (Oct., 1967), pp. 1055-1056
DOI: 10.2307/3276836
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3276836
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Abstract

Hymenolepis diminuta adults were maintained in rat hosts for 14 years by 13 successive surgical transplantations, showing that this worm has a life-span potential far exceeding those of its usual rodent hosts.

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