- Volume 23 Issue 2
Metarercariae of Echinochusmus japonicus Encysted in a Fresh Water Fibh, Pseudorasboru purva, and Their Development in Experimental Mice
참붕어(Pseudorasbora parva)에서 분리한 Echinochasmus japonicus 피낭유충 및 마우스 실험감염
The echinostomatid metacercariae encysted in the gill of the fresh water fish, Pseudorasbora larva were identified through obtaining adult worms after eBperimental infection to mice. In addition, a brief course of worm development and maturation was observed in this experimental host. The results were as follows: 1. The echinostomatid metacercariae were elliptical, golden yellow, 0.073∼0.078 mm long and 0.0541∼0.065 mm wide. Their head portions were characterized by the presence of a head crown armed with collar spines of total 24 in number and interrupted at the mid-dorsal side of the oral sucker. 2. The average rate of worm recovery froth 12 mice (on the 1-2lth postinfection days) was 19.4 % and the rate revealed no decrease in accordance with the increase of infection duration. The worms were collected chiefly from the lower part of the small intestine. 3. After the infection, their sexual maturation was attained in 5 days and their growth in size nearly completed in 7 days. The early growth curve of genital organs was S shape while that of nongenital organs was C form. In 5 day old worms, 1 or 2 eggs were found from their uteri and the stools of mice revealed echinostomatid eggs from the 5-6th postinfection day. 4. The 7 day old adult worms were ovoid in shape, 0.54-0.69 mm long and 0.29-0.34 mm wide, and characterized by a well developed head crown with 24 collar spines and vitelline follicles distributed from the acetabular level down to the posterior end of body. Based on these characters they were identified to be Echinochasmus japonicus Tanabe, 1926. From these results, it is verified that p. larva is one of the second intermediate hosts of 5. jatonicus in Korea.
우리나라 참붕어의 아가미에서 검출되는 Echinochasmus속 피낭유충을 마우스에서 실험감염 시킨 후 성충을 얻어 종을 동안하고 마우스내에서의 간단한 발육상황을 관찰하였다. 1. 참붕어에서 수집한 Echinochasmus속 피낭유충은 타원형으로