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Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde

, Volume 72, Issue 5, pp 647–651 | Cite as

Trace element content in two species of whale tapeworms,Diphyllobothrium macroovatum andDiplogonoporus balaenopterae

  • Y. Yamane
  • N. Yoshida
  • A. Nakagawa
  • K. Abe
  • T. Fukushima
Original Investigations

Abstract

Trace elements in two species of whale tapeworms,Diphyllobothrium macroovatum andDiplogonoporus balaenopterae, were analysed by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Six elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Cd, Ca) were assayed from different regions of two tapeworms: scolex, neck, immature, mature and gravid proglottids. Whole strobilae at different stages of maturity were also examined. The relationship between the trace element content and the physiological significance is discussed.

Keywords

Atomic Absorption Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Absorption Spectroscopy Element Content Physiological Significance 
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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Yamane
    • 1
  • N. Yoshida
    • 1
  • A. Nakagawa
    • 1
  • K. Abe
    • 1
  • T. Fukushima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MedicineShimane Medical UniversityIzumoJapan

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