This chapter contains a very brief account of the processes of asexual and sexual reproduction in parasites, from Protozoa to Nematoda. Limitation of space precludes a detailed description of the physiology of reproduction so that subjects such as sexual attraction, mating, spermatogenesis and oogenesis, development of the fertilized egg, egg shell formation and hatching of the mature egg, can only be treated in the most superficial of ways, or in some cases neglected altogether.
KeywordsSexual Reproduction Asexual Reproduction Asexual Multiplication Cement Gland Daughter Sporocyst
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