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The neural commissural rings of the adult male Schistosoma mansoni

  • B. Withyachumnarnkul (a1), A. Pongsa-Asawapaiboon (a1), P. Sobhon (a1) and E. S. Upatham (a2)

Adult males of Schistosoma mansoni were preincubated in 5-hydroxtryptamine (5HT) and processed through the glyoxylic acid fluorescence technique to visualize 5HT-containing neural elements. 5HT flourescence was seen as a series of cross-sectional rings beginning behind the ventral sucker toward the tail end. The rings were connected by two lateral nerve cords running longitudinally along the whole lenght of the worms.

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