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Alteraciones histológicas en el intestino delgado en Tupinambis rufescens (Sauria: Teiidae) causadas por Diaphanocephalus galestus (Nematoda: Diaphanocephalidae)

Author(s): Spinelli, C. Mónica | Fiorito de López, Luisa E. | Stiebel, Claudio

Journal: Cuadernos de Herpetología
ISSN 0326-551X

Volume: 7;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 38;
Date: 1992;
Original page

Keywords: Tupinambis | endoparásito

Histopathological changes in the gut of the lizard T. rufescens due to the parasitic worm D. galeatus are described here. Superficial damage of the mucosae due to mechanical action of bucal capsule, without involving deeper layers; their implication in the metabolism and immunity of the host.
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