Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sausage Stage

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4883
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This term describes the transformed microfilaria (larva 1 of Filariae) inside the intestine of blood sucking mosquitoes just before penetration into the body cavity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany