Fasciola gigantica

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Related to Fasciola gigantica: Fasciolopsis buski, Taenia solium, Taenia saginata, Dicrocoelium dendriticum, Clonorchis sinensis

Fas·ci·o·la gi·gan·'ti·ca

a species, resembling Fasciola hepatica but of larger size, found in herbivores, especially in Africa, where it also infects humans.


a genus of flukes (digenetic trematode) in the family Fasciolidae.

Fasciola gigantica
found in the liver of domestic livestock and is the common liver fluke of Africa. Similar anatomically to F. hepatica but much larger. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola hepatica
found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. In humans and horses, the unusual hosts, the flukes may be in lungs or other unusual sites and they are often in the lungs of cattle. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola jacksoni
found in elephants. Causes a disease similar to ovine fascioliasis.
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Adedokun OA, Ayinmode AB and BO Fagbemi Seasonal prevalence of Fasciola gigantica infection among the sexes in Nigerian cattle.
Ekwunife CA and CI Eneanya Fasciola gigantica in Onisha and environs.
Taxonomic status of the Japanese triploid forms of Fasciola: Comparison of mitochondrial NDI and COI sequences with Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica.
Membrane bound phenoloxidase activity has been reported in the trematode Fasciola gigantica Cobbold and implicated in defense mechanisms (Nellaiappan et al.