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Title: SEM evidence for existence of an apical disc on the scolex of Clestobothrium crassiceps (Rudolphi, 1819): comparative results of various fixation techniques
Author: Miquel Colomé, Jordi
Swiderski, Zdzislaw
Marigo, Adji Mama
Delgado Sureda, Eulàlia
Torres Martínez, Jordi
Keywords: Espermatogènesi
Ultraestructura (Biologia)
Ultrastructure (Biology)
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Versita
Abstract: The scolex of the bothriocephalidean cestode Clestobothrium crassiceps was studied by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The comparative results of various fixation procedures and techniques are presented. The scolex of C. crassiceps is oval to globular and exhibits two deep bothria which appear in the form of two lobes separated by a longitudinal groove. At the apex of the scolex, resembling a beret, an apical disc is present (oval, flattened and with a sinuous edge). Our results are compared with those previously reported in other species of Clestobothrium. This study represents the first report which highlights the presence of an apical disc in the scolex of C. crassiceps. It describes the effects of different procedures applied to our material during preparation and a comparative analysis results obtained using these various methods.
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It is part of: Acta Parasitologica, 2012, vol. 57, num. 3, p. 297-301
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ISSN: 1230-2821
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