Factors affecting the development of Dipylidium caninum in Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché, 1835)

Pugh R.E. and Moorhouse D.E. (1985) Factors affecting the development of Dipylidium caninum in Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché, 1835). Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde Parasitology Research, 71 6: 765-775. doi:10.1007/BF00926802


Author Pugh R.E.
Moorhouse D.E.
Title Factors affecting the development of Dipylidium caninum in Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché, 1835)
Journal name Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde Parasitology Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0044-3255
Publication date 1985-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00926802
Volume 71
Issue 6
Start page 765
End page 775
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2700 Medicine
Abstract Ctenocephalides felis felis larvae were infected with Dipylidium caninum at a range of temperatures from 20°-35°C at 3 mm Hg saturation deficit (SD) and 30°C at 8 mm Hg SD. Hosts were subsequently dissected at 6, 9 and 12 days after infection. Four replicate, experiments were performed and results of development, and host reactions analysed by the Genstat computer programme. These were found to depend on the temperature and saturation deficit of the environment. Unlike previous findings, parasite development and host reaction were found to be independent of host development. Host reaction was more marked and prolonged at 20°-25°C than at higher temperatures. No perceptible growth of the parasite occurred at 20°C. The development patterns of growth at the higher temperatures were similar but shifted in time so that faster growth occurred at higher temperatures. Rate of growth was fastest at 35°C, despite the fact that this temperature was unfavourable to the hosts, all of which died at the time of pupation.
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