pentastome


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pentastome

(pĕn′tə-stōm′)
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Pentastomes (Pentastomida, Armillifer armillatus Wyman, 1848) in snakes from Zambia.
To the Editor: Pentastomiasis is a parasitic zoonotic disease with an incremental number of reported human infections caused by larval stages (nymphs) of pentastomes (1-3).
Pentastomes are an unusual group of vermiform parasites that infect humans and animals.
Recently, PCRs have been developed for canine pentastomiasis (9), but DNA sequences in the databases are limited to a few species of pentastomes only.
Human visceral pentastomiasis can be caused by several species of pentastomes: Linguatula serrata (worldwide, predominantly the Middle East), A.
Several examples provided by Teague-Self and Kuntz (1967) showed that the high degree of adaptation and host-parasite co-evolution of pentastomes and their reptilian hosts have resulted in a poorly exacerbated tissue and physiological reaction to the infection.
Fixed specimens of nematodes and pentastomes were simply cleared in lactophenol before examination under a microscope.
For example, whether or not the parasites pentastomes (so called, "tongue worms") should be classified with crustaceans of the arthropod phylum -- an issue on today's cutting edge of taxonomy -- has little to do, I'm quite sure, with our social order and values.
Contribution a l'etude anatomique, histologique et histochimique des Pentastomes (Pentastomida).