Triploid cells found in intramolluscan stages of Schistosoma mansoni

H. Hirai, P. T. LoVerde

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Cells from the intramolluscan stage of Schistosoma mansoni were observed to contain 24 chromosomes. Karyotype and C-band analysis of these cells showed that the chromosomes consisted of 3 complete sets of 8 haploid chromosomes. It was concluded that these cells are triploid (3n).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-802
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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