• Leslie H. Chappell
Part of the Tertiary Level Biology book series (TLB)


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.


Sexual Reproduction Asexual Reproduction Asexual Multiplication Cement Gland Daughter Sporocyst 
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Further Reading

  1. Bychowsky, B. E. (1957) Monogenetic Trematodes,American Institute of Biological Sciences.Google Scholar
  2. Crompton, D. W. T. (1970) An Ecological Approach to Acanthocephalan Physiology,Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Erasmus, D. A. (1972) The Biology of Trematodes,Edward Arnold.Google Scholar
  4. Grell, K. G. (1967) “Sexual reproduction in Protozoa”, in Research in Protozoology, 2, editor T. T. Chen, 148–213.Google Scholar
  5. Hanson, E. D. (1967) “Protozoan development”, in Chemical Zoology, 1, Protozoa, editor G. W. Kidder, 395–539.Google Scholar
  6. Lee, D. L. and Atkinson, H. J. (1976) Physiology of Nematodes,2nd edition, Macmillan Press.Google Scholar
  7. Llewellyn, J. (1972) “Behaviour of monogeneans”, in Behavioural Aspects of Parasite Transmission, Linnean Society (supplement 51 ), editors E. U. Canning and C. A. Wright, 19–30.Google Scholar
  8. Schmidt, G. D. and Roberts, L. S. (1977) Foundations of Parasitology,C. V.Google Scholar
  9. Mosby. Smyth, J. D. (1966) The Physiology of Trematodes,Oliver and Boyd.Google Scholar
  10. Smyth, J. D. (1969) The Physiology of Cestodes, Oliver and Boyd.Google Scholar
  11. Smyth, J. D. (1976) Introduction to Animal Parasitology,2nd edition, Hodder and Stoughton.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie H. Chappell
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  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

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