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Hold-Fast Organs of Piscean and Avian Cestode Parasites with Special Emphasis on Histopathology

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Present study deals with hold-fast organs and pathological changes induced by certain Piscean and avian Cestode parasites collected from Maharashtra State India. Hold-fast organs of tapeworms are important for attachment and adhesion. These organs of attachment are in the form of muscular suckers, rostellum, spines, hooks, tentacles etc. The work on hold-fast organs of Piscean and avian cestode parasites is essential for research in taxonomy and histopathology. Hence, the present study was undertaken on the role and status of diversity of holdfast organs with special reference to histopathology of Piscean and avian cestodes collected from Maharashtra State, India. Cestode parasites were collected and studied from certain fishes and birds from different localities of Maharashtra.
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  • Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded - 431602 (M.S.), India
  • Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded - 431602 (M.S.), India
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