Journal article

Molecular aspects of sexual development and reproduction in nematodes and schistosomes

PR Boag, SE Newton, RB Gasser, JR Baker (ed.), R Muller (ed.), D Rollinson (ed.)

ADVANCES IN PARASITOLOGY, VOL 50 | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

In contrast to the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, surprisingly little is known about the molecular aspects of reproduction in parasitic helminths. Investigations into such aspects would provide an improved understanding of the fundamentals of sexual differentiation, development, maturation and behaviour, as well as sex-specific genes and their expression. Such knowledge could lead to new means of parasite control by interfering with or disrupting one or more of these processes, which is particularly important given the emerging problems with genetic resistance in parasitic nematodes against anthelmintic drugs. This chapter brings together some relevant information on the sexual..

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