The Schistosomes

  • Mahesh Chandra Agrawal


The schistosomes or blood flukes or Bilharzia belong to phylum Platyhelminthes, class Trematoda, and subclass Digenea. They are flat, inhabit blood vascular system of the host, and require a snail host to complete its life cycle. As schistosomes are responsible for a major human disease, extensive work has been carried out on these parasites. This work includes taxonomic discussions, understanding the biology of the flukes and also the evolution of the schistosomes.


Ventral Sucker Snail Host Terminal Spine Schistosome Species Blood Fluke 
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  • Mahesh Chandra Agrawal
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  1. 1.Veterinary CollegeJabalpurIndia

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