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Molting of Gnathostoma doloresi (Nematoda: Gnathostomatoidea) in the Definitive Host

Jun-ichi Imai and Hideo Hasegawa
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 87, No. 1 (Feb., 2001), pp. 14-18
DOI: 10.2307/3285168
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3285168
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Molting of Gnathostoma doloresi (Nematoda: Gnathostomatoidea) in the Definitive Host
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Abstract

Premolt, molting, and postmolt worms of Gnathostoma doloresi (Nematoda: Gnathostomatoidea) recovered from the stomach wall of naturally infected wild boars Sus scrofa leucomystax in Miyazaki, Japan, were examined morphologically. The only molt observed was that from the advanced third-stage to the adult stage. It is strongly suggested that the gnathostomes molt only once in the definitive host.

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