Physiology of Nematodes


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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DAVEY, D. Physiology of Nematodes. Nature 140, 645 (1937).

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