Bioscience Discovery, Volume 11, Number 4, Page Number 191-251, Month & Year: Oct. - 2020

Analysis of glycogen in Tapeworms (Cestodes) in Some Marine Fishes

Khodke A. B.  

Department of Fishery Science,
Pratishthan Mahavidyalaya, Paithan, Dist Aurangabad (MS), India

 Article Info



Received: 02-08-2020,
Revised: 12-09-2020,
Accepted: 16-09-2020

The tapeworms (Cestodes) when live in the intestine of hosts, they utilize food from the gastrointestinal tract. Metabolism of these cestodes depends on the feeding habits and the rich nourishment available in the gut of the host. These worms use this nourishment for their normal development and growth. The metabolic and in vitro studies suggest that a complex nutritional relationship occurs between a cestode and its host. It has been observed in some cestodes that they are capable of fixing CO2. Thus, it is clear that the parasites use the waste metabolic materials from the hosts intestinal mucosa very efficiently, where as these are capable of taking the nutritional material by direct contact with the mucosal wall.

Keywords: Tapeworms, Cestode, Marine water, Fishes.

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Khodke A. B., 2020. Analysis of glycogen in Tapeworms (Cestodes) in Some Marine Fishes. Bioscience Discovery, 11(4):236-238.

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