The life cycle of Fasciola gigantica is as follows: eggs (transported with feces) → eggs hatch → miracidium → miracidium infect snail. Life ca passes its life cycle in two different hosts. • Definitive hosts- Sheep,goat, cattle or man. Adult worm in the biliary passages of the liver. Keywords: Fasciola gigantica, life history, biological characteristic, The general life cycle of fasciolids is described in the following passage.

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Therefore, adult flukes also receive nutrients by absorption of glucose through their tegument.

After incubation, the eggs developed from the unembryonate stage Fig. The adult flukes Fasciola hepatica: The cyclr of Fasciola can become adapted to new intermediate hosts under certain conditions at least based on laboratory trials. Fasciola gigantica reproduce sexually as adults and asexually in the other stages of its life cycle. The parasite infects cattle and buffalo and can also be seen regionally in goats, sheep, and donkeys.

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This parasite also reduces milk production and can causes mortality in chronic cydle. In the chronic phase caused by the adult fluke within the bile ductsthe symptoms are more discrete and reflect intermittent biliary obstruction and inflammation. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.

Fasciola gigantica cycl, life history, biological characteristic, Digenea, Fasciolidae. If the miracidium are to come in contact with a snail it actively penetrates it. The sporocyst was oval, the redia was roughly cylindrical, and the cercaria was tadpole-like with a long tail. The metacercariae of F. The present study is the first to report the complete life history of F. Infection with Fasciola spp. Miracidium are able to swim and locate its secondary snail host with help of its cilia.


Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the life history, morphology, and maturation of larval stages and adult worms of Giganntica gigantica in experimental mice.

Eggs shed by adults are located in the intestinal track of mammals and lif in the wild. After that, the bodies of mature sporocysts are elongated and formed to rediae Fig. However, the testes and ovary were discovered on day 27 PI, and they developed to maturity on day 39 PI.

Read, Communication Channels tactile Perception Channels visual tactile chemical Food Habits When the adult Fasciola are in the bile ducts of a host it obtains a small portion of its nutrients from active bloodsucking. Although these eggs are larger than those of F.


The geographical distribution of F. The morphological changes of the adult worms are shown in Fig.

Surface topography of the adult tegument. Understanding of these stages is needed to understand the epidemiology of fascioliasis in Thailand.


The outer surface of the eggs was smooth Fig. Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. In infected snails, the larval stages of F. An apical papilla is seen in the middle of the anterior part, and there is a pair of darkly stained eyespots that are visible near the anterior part of the body.


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Support Center Support Center. The cercariae are released from the snail and encyst as metacercariae on aquatic vegetation or other surfaces. Fascioliasis and other plant-borne trematode zoonoses.

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The genital pore was initially revealed on day 9 PI, while ceca were found on day 18 PI. Members of the genus Fasciola require a snail in the family Lymnaeidae to complete their life cycle. To cite this page: Open in a separate window.

This aspect has not been studied in Thailand, and most reports were focused on the epidemiology and molecular detection of F. Adults reside in the bile ducts of the liver in the definitive host.

In some areas, the rate of infection in these animal hosts is quite high: Humans can become infected by ingesting metacercariae-containing freshwater plants, especially watercress. The free-swimming miracidium will die soon after hatching if they do not contact a secondary host. Cobbold’s drawing of Fasciola gigantica. The mother redia contain many daughter rediae and germinal balls Fig. The cercariae lose their tails when they encyst as metacercariae infective larvae on water plants.

Hatching began to occur on day 11, while most eggs hatched dycle day