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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1975;69(5-6):509-14.

Micro-organisms in filarial larvae (Nematoda).


Unusual bodies have been described in the hypodermal tissues of larval Dirofilaria immitis and Brugia pahangi. Ultrastructural evidence indicates that these bodies are probably Gram-negative micro-organisms. It appears that the presence of large numbers of these bodies in an early embryo may affect development adversely. Their importance at later stages of development of filariae is not known.

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