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Form and Function in the Digenea

  • Alba Cortés CarbonellEmail author
  • Bernard FriedEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1154)

Abstract

This review aims at covering the general aspects of the form and function of the major body systems in digenetic trematodes, with emphasis on the advances that have been made on this topic since the publication of the first edition of this book; this is since 2012. In particular, the advancement in the knowledge of form and function of tegumentary, sensory, neuromuscular, alimentary, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive systems is covered. Furthermore, a brief mention of the current trends in the targeting of trematode body systems for developing novel opportunities of treatment and control is provided.

Keywords

Digenea Form Function Tegumentary system Sensory system Neuromuscular system Alimentary system Reproductive system Respiratory system Excretory system 

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  1. 1.Departament de Farmàcia, Tecnologia Farmacèutica i Parasitologia, Facultat de FarmàciaUniversitat de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of BiologyLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

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