Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp 1755–1764 | Cite as

Structural and metabolic changes in femaleSchistosoma mansoni following male stimulation

  • David A. Erasmus


Pairing of males and females from single-sex infections results in the multiplication and differentiation of undifferentiated cells of the vitelline lobule culminating in the production of mature vitelline cells involved in egg shell formation. These changes are accompanied by increases in the rate of uptake of tyrosine, thymidine, and an increased accumulation of calcium.

Key words

Schistosoma mansoni vitelline gland differentiation tyrosine thymidine calcium rates of uptake male stimulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Erasmus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity CollegeCardiffUK

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