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In vitro Cultivation of Echinococcus granulosus
1 Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye  
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 360-365

Key Words: Echinococcus granulosus, in vitro cultivation
Abstract

Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease that is caused by larva of Echinococcus species. It affects animals and humans and is very important from the aspect of health and economy. There have been many studies concerning the biology, physiology and biochemistry of Echinococcus granulosus which is responsible for hydatidosis in both humans and animals in Turkey. Frequently in vitro culture methods have been used in antigen production, vaccine and drug development. In this article, the in vitro culture of E. granulosus has been examined under various headings. 

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