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ISSN  2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 


Original Research

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 4 | Page Nos. 273-277


A comparison between representative types of Platyhelminthes in their nervous components


Zohair IF Rahemo

Department of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, University of Birmingham, UK
Address for Correspondence : Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraq. 



A trial was made during this investigation to explore the nervous systems in some representatives of the main platyhelminthes groups, turbellarians, digeneans, monogeneans and cestodes. Mesostoma ehrenbergi and Udonella caligorum were selected as representative of turbellarians,in addition to Temnocephala fulva, Phyllodistomum folium and Gorgodera vitelliloba as digeneas, Khunia scombri as monogenean, and a cyclophyllid Hymenolepis diminuta and a tetraphyllid, Phyllobothrium pirieri, as cestodes, using enzymatic technique(acetylthiochole iodide for esterases). The nerves distribution, including both cerebral ganglia and their anterior connections and posterior nerve trunks, of each species, are given as revealed by this enzymatic technique.


Received : September 09, 2013 

Revised: November 24, 2013

Final Accepted: December 15, 2013

Date of Online Before Print: December 30, 2013


Editor : Dr. Arvind Chavhan

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