[Development of mother sporocysts of Echinostoma caproni (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae)].Parazitologiia. 2006 Jan-Feb; 40(1):47-56.P
New data on the migration and development of Echinostoma caproni mother sporocysts in two mollusk species of the genus Biomphalaria are obtained. It is confirmed, that the formation of primary and second generative cells takes place only as a result of undifferentiated cells' proliferation and following differentiation of some of them. These processes in miracidium, as well as in the parasitic stage of mother sporocyst, take place in a special organ, germinal mass, which occupies caudal position in both cases. The supposition of the role of germinal mass as the universal centre of multiplication and development of generative elements in all generations of Echinostoma caproni parthenites is confirmed. It is established, that mother sporocysts do not relize their reproductive potential completely, and the degree of its realization depends on the conditions arising in the host organism.