Surface Ultrastructural Changes in the Tegument of Cysticercus Fasciolaris and Schistosoma Mansoni Following In Vitro Low Doses of the Antihelminthic Drug, Oltipraz

  • Betty R. Jones
  • Randolph Taylor


Cysticercus fasciolaris is the larval form of the adult cat tapeworm, Hydatigera taeniaeformis (Taenia taeniaeformis). It is of increasing interest because of the considerable pathological conditions produced in a rat or mouse host in which it is normally found. The larvae encapsulate and develop on the liver of rats and mice and as a result of this infection, a serious cancer-like growth may develop (Noble and Noble, 1974).


Schistosoma Mansoni Echinococcus Granulosus Echinococcus Multilocularis Schistosomiasis Japonica Control Worm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty R. Jones
    • 1
  • Randolph Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Parasitology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory and the Atlanta University Center Scanning Electron Microscopy Research LaboratoryMorehouse CollegeAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyAtlanta UniversityAtlantaUSA

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