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Table 2 Morphometry of S. japonicum worms recovered from primary-infected and re-infected water buffaloes

From: Comparative analysis of transcriptional profiles of Schistosoma japonicum adult worms derived from primary-infected and re-infected water buffaloes

Characters Primary infection Re-infection
Male worms (n = 15) (n = 15)
 Oral sucker length 261 ± 74 245 ± 23
 Oral sucker width 176 ± 34 170±23
 Ventral sucker length 328 ± 13 273 ± 8*
 Ventral sucker width 236 ± 46 193 ± 24
Female worms (n = 15) (n = 15)
 Oral sucker length 44 ± 3 33 ± 5*
 Oral sucker width 34 ± 1 24 ± 7
 Ventral sucker length 109 ± 8 94 ± 4
 Ventral sucker width 87 ± 8 73 ± 3
 Ovary length 578 ± 23 297 ± 27*
 Ovary width 150 ± 8 104 ± 9*
 No. of eggs in utero 41 ± 2 12 ± 1*
  1. Note: Data are presented as the mean ± standard deviation; length and width in μm
  2. P < 0.05