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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 463-470
Bioline Code: oc96090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 4, 1996, pp. 463-470

 en Ultrastructure of the Tegument of Prosorhynchoides arcuatus (Linton, 1900) Bray, 1984 (Trematoda, Bucephalidae)
Simone C Cohen; Anna Kohn & Ortrud M Barth

Abstract

The tegument of the adult form of Prosorhynchoides arcuatus
(Linton, 1900) (Trematoda, Bucephalidae) from the
intestine of Pomatomus saltator (L.) from the Atlantic
coast of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was studied by
transmission electron microscopy. The tegument  consists of
two layers: an external, constituted by a syncytium,
containing spines, unicilliated papillae, inclusion bodies and
mitochondria and an internal, consisting of a  muscular layer
and mononucleated tegumental cells.

Keywords
Prosorhynchoides arcuatus - fish parasites - Pomatomus saltator - transmission electron microscopy - Brazil

 
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