Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 103–108 | Cite as

A special technique for studying haptoral sclerites of monogeneans

  • Tor Atle Mo
  • Christopher Appleby


The marginal hooks and anchors have been digested from the haptors of the monogeneans Gyrodactylus salaris and Discocotyle sagittata. These structures then can be measured and drawn more accurately than those surrounded by haptoral tissue. The technique also facilitates the study of isolated hooks with SEM. The results of studies using this digestion technique are presented.


Special Technique Digestion Technique Marginal Hook Haptoral Sclerite 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Atle Mo
    • 1
  • Christopher Appleby
    • 1
  1. 1.National Veterinary InstituteOslo 1Norway

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