Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Self-fecundation

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2858
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Occurs in large  tapeworms (e.g.,  Taenia solium), which are mostly single inside the host’s intestine. In the anterior proglottids the sperms become mature, while in the mid- and posterior portion of the worms the  oocytes mature.

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