The Occurrence and Possible Physiological Significance of Ecdysteroids During Nematode and Cestode Development

  • H. H. Rees
  • A. H. W. Mendis
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


This chapter will consider the occurrence, biological effects, and possible physiological functions of ecdysteroids in nematodes and, to a lesser extent, in cestodes. Reports of the occurrence of ecdysteroids outside the arthropod phylum are relatively few, a situation which may partly reflect the extremely low concentrations of ecdysteroids reported in such species and also the difficulty of obtaining sufficient biological material, particularly of parasitic species, for biochemical analysis.


Echinococcus Granulosus Ascaris Lumbricoides Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry Filarial Nematode Haemonchus Contortus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Rees
  • A. H. W. Mendis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolGreat Britain

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