Arrested development in human hookworm infections: An adaptation to a seasonally unfavorable external environment

G. A. Schad, A. B. Chowdhury, C. G. Dean, V. K. Kochar, T. A. Nawalinski, J. Thomas, J. A. Tonascia

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Abstract

Contrary to general belief, larvae of Ancylostoma duodenale do not always develop directly to adulthood upon invasion of man. In West Bengal, India, arrested development appears to be a seasonal phenomenon which results in (i) reduction of egg output wasted in seeding an inhospitable environment and (ii) a marked increase in eggs entering the environment just before the monsoon begins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume180
Issue number4085
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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