Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 1687–1698 | Cite as

Schistosome behavior in vitro

  • L. K. Eveland
  • M. A. Haseeb


Schistosome adults attract each other in vitro and the attraction is chemically mediated. InSchistosoma mansoni adults, excretory-secretory (ES) products of worms of one sex attract worms of the opposite sex, and at least the lipophilic fraction is attractive. Intra- and interspecific attraction occurs inSchistosoma mansoni, S. japonicum, andS. haematobium adults. Current knowledge of schistosome behavior in vitro is reviewed.

Key words

Schistosoma mansoni Schistosoma japonicum Schistosoma haematobium trematode digenetic chemoattraction sexual attraction intraspecific attraction interspecific attraction heterosexual behavior homosexual behavior premating attraction pheromonal response pheromone production behavior pheromone excretory-secretory products lipophilic hydrophilic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. K. Eveland
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. A. Haseeb
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyCalifornia State UniversityLong Beach
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyState University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterBrooklyn

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