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Physiology of Nematodes

Nature volume 140, page 645 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



THE initial success, or failure, of a primary infestation of a host by parasites must be largely the result of the effect on them of the environmental conditions provided by the host, conditions which must also control their distribution within the host. Unfortunately, little is known of the reactions of parasites to definite features in their environment, and in order to help relieve the paucity of our knowledge of these problems, experiments were made with nematodes from the alimentary canal of sheep.

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  1. Institute of Animal Pathology, University, Cambridge.

    • D. G. DAVEY


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