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Distribution of zinc in parasitic helminths.
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PMID:  2738383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of zinc in representative groups of parasitic helminths was determined by the use of the atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The results of these analyses have shown that growing flukes (smaller forms) with active oogenesis and spermatogenesis contained more zinc than old (large) or very old adults with an empty uterus and large lobulated testes. In cestodes, the neck region and immature proglottids showed more zinc concentration than mature and gravid proglottids and fully grown cyst walls. Similarly, the youngest endogenous daughter cysts of Echinococcus granulosus contained more zinc in their walls than those of larger/older forms. Zinc was concentrated more in nematode eggs than in adult females.
N Chowdhury; R Singh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of helminthology     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0022-149X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Helminthol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-08     Completed Date:  1989-08-08     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985115R     Medline TA:  J Helminthol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Punjab Agricultural University, Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Physiology, College of Veterinary Science, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cestoda / analysis,  growth & development,  physiology
Helminths / analysis*,  growth & development,  physiology
Nematoda / analysis,  growth & development,  physiology
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Trematoda / analysis,  growth & development,  physiology
Zinc / analysis*,  physiology
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