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Author(s): Fok, É., Mizinska-Boevska, Ya. & Polyakova-Krusteva, O.
Title: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis – Ultrastructure of the body wall
Title: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis – a testfal ultrastruktúrája
Year: 1991
Volume: 24
Pages: 81-87.

Abstract: The body wall of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (Travassos 1914; Travassos and Darriba 1929) was studied by transmission electron microscopy. The basic layers of the body wall, i.e. three-zoned or layered cuticle, the hypodermis and the layer of muscle cells were studied with special attention to the outer part of the cuticle, the so-called epicuticle. Similarly to most cellular types, this layer is covered with a polyanionic coat, the glycocaryx, which was well visualised by the anionic dye ruthenium red (RR). The binding of RR demonstrates the surface of N. brasiliensis more clearly than does the traditional method.
Keywords: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, body wall, ruthenium red, glycocalyx, transmission electron microscopy

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É. & Thoma, A.