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New technique for collecting eggs from monogenean parasites
- Marchiori, Natalia, Tancredo, Karen, Roumbedakis, Katina, Gonçalves, Eduardo L.T., Pereira, Joaber, Jr., Martins, Maurício Laterça
- Experimental parasitology 2013 v.134 no.2 pp. 138-140
- eggs, fish, fish farms, hosts, methodology, parasites, parasitology
- A novel and easily constructed apparatus for collecting monogenean eggs released by the parasites into the water is described and illustrated. Use of this technique may lead to a better understanding of the parasite’s biology, which, in turn, may lead to the improvement of parasite management strategies in fish farms where monogeneans are potentially harmful to their hosts. The technique is also useful for studies of eggs or free-living stages of other fish parasites.