Premolt, molting, and postmolt worms of Gnathostoma doloresi (Nematoda: Gnathostomatoidea) recovered from the stomach wall of naturally infected wild boars Sus scrofa leucomystax in Miyazaki, Japan, were examined morphologically. The only molt observed was that from the advanced third-stage to the adult stage. It is strongly suggested that the gnathostomes molt only once in the definitive host.
MOLTING OF GNATHOSTOMA DOLORESI (NEMATODA: GNATHOSTOMATOIDEA) IN THE DEFINITIVE HOST
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Jun-ichi Imai, Hideo Hasegawa; MOLTING OF GNATHOSTOMA DOLORESI (NEMATODA: GNATHOSTOMATOIDEA) IN THE DEFINITIVE HOST. J Parasitol 1 February 2001; 87 (1): 14–18. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2001)087[0014:MOGDNG]2.0.CO;2
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