PMID: 19459499May 23, 2009Paper

Effect of male Trichinella spiralis to female fertility

Zhongguo ji sheng chong xue yu ji sheng chong bing za zhi = Chinese journal of parasitology & parasitic diseases
Zheng Xiang, Ben-jiang Zhou

Abstract

To study the life span of Trichinella spiralis male adult and its effect on female fertility. 22 Kunming mice were divided into three groups. Group A was orally inoculated by encysted larvae, dissected at day 5, 10, 20, and 30 post infection, adult worms were then collected and counted. Group B was fed with 5-day adults (70 females + 30 males/mouse). Group C was fed with 5-day females (70/mouse) only. Groups B and C were sacrificed 30 days post inoculation, larvae were collected to calculate reproductive capacity index (RCI). Male worms of day 5, 10, 20 and 30 were fixed in glutaraldehyde for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). 20 days after infection, there were more males than females in the intestines of group A mice (female: male = 1:1.3), but much more males than females on the 30th day after infection (female: male =1:8.5). Mice of groups B and C were infected by 5-day adults successfully with a RCI of 154.90 +/- 2.62 and 13.77 +/- 1.67 respectively (t=111.26, P<0.01). SEM revealed the copulatory bell of 5-day male adult, alae erected, and genital pore uncovered; while alae of 20-day male collapsed, genital pore was covered. Under TEM, there were large number of mature sperms wit...Continue Reading

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Subfecundity
Mice, Inbred Strains
Trichinella spiralis
Evaluation Indexes
Fertility
Glutaral
Intestines
Larva
Laboratory mice
Scanning Electron Microscopy

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