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Laboratory Models Developed

  • Mahesh Chandra Agrawal
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Abstract

Globally, schistosomiasis is identified as an important disease of human beings, only next to malaria. Not so long ago, there was no effective drug to cure the disease thereby necessitating to undertake drug trials in different experimental models using different drug molecules—some available in minuscule quantities. Still, immunopathology of schistosomiasis is less understood, and different models are needed to know complexities of this branch of biology. Among three well-known human schistosomes, Schistosoma mansoni is used most extensively as laboratory model, being widely distributed and easiness by which it is maintained in the laboratory.

Keywords

Buffalo Calf Male Worm Schistosome Species Blood Fluke Adult Fluke 
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  • Mahesh Chandra Agrawal
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  1. 1.Veterinary CollegeJabalpurIndia

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