Journal article

EFFECTS OF X-RADIATION ON TAENIA-PISIFORMIS

I BEVERIDGE, MD RICKARD

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PARASITOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 1975

Abstract

Following the exposure of eggs of T. pisiformis to X-radiation at doses of 10,000, 20,000 and 30,000 rads, hatching and activation in vitro were unaffected. Growth of larvae both in vitro and in vivo was reduced and many irradiated larvae were overcome by the host inflammatory reaction during intra-hepatic development. A negative correlation was established between the log10 number of cysticerci in the abdominal cavities of rabbits 42 days after infection and the radiation dose. Significant abnormalities were induced in the morphology of rostellar hooks of cysticerci following irradiation of eggs although adult cestodes which developed from cysticerci derived from irradiated eggs were normal..

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