Fasciola gigantica

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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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comosum and TCBZ showed significant effect on adult worms of Fasciola gigantica after 24 h in vitro cultivation revealed that 100% of worms were died with ethanolic extract of C.
Adedokun OA, Ayinmode AB and BO Fagbemi Seasonal prevalence of Fasciola gigantica infection among the sexes in Nigerian cattle.
Properties of phenol oxidase in Fasciola gigantica.
Comparison of adult somatic and cysteine proteinase antigens of Fasciola gigantica in enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for serodiagnosis of human fasciolosis.
Human Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica which infests cattle and sheeps.
Evaluation of dipstickELISA using 28 kDa Fasciola gigantica cathepsin L cysteine proteinase (FgCL3) for serodiagnosis of fasciolosis in naturally infected goats.
The mixed helminth infection (85/500; 17%) was often composed of 11 species including Fasciola hepatica, Fasciola gigantica, Monezia benedini, Ostertagia ostertagi, Chabertia ovina, Oestertagia circumcincta, Cotylophora cotylophorum, Trichuris globulosa,Monezia expansa, Oesophagostomum Columbian and Haemonchus contortus.
Evidence suggesting that Fasciola gigantica may be the most prevalent causal agent of Fasciolosis in Northern Iran.
Prevalence de la fasciolose bovine a Fasciola gigantica (Cobbold, 1885) dans les principaux abattoirs du Benin.
Membrane bound phenoloxidase activity has been reported in the trematode Fasciola gigantica Cobbold and implicated in defense mechanisms (Nellaiappan et al.
Observations on the life history of Fasciola gigantica the common liver fluke of cattle in Hawaii and the intermediate host Fossaria ollula.