Histopathological, parasitological and molecular biological studies on metacercariae from Oreochromis niloticus and Clarias gariepinus cultured in Egypt uri icon

abstract

  • Oreochromis niloticus and Clarias gariepinus collected from June 2008 to May 2009 from three different types of fish farms in Egypt and subjected for encysted metacercariae infestation microscopically, biologically and by PCR test. The objectives of the study were to screen, identify and compare the prevalence of metacercarial infection among Oreochromis niloticus and Clarias gariepinus taken from different farming systems in Egypt. Both biological studies and PCR were used for detecting and identifying the common heterophyid metacercariae, especially those of zoonotic importance and public health hazard

publication date

  • 2011