n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - Invloed van omgewingstemperatuur op eierproduksie van (Monogenea: Polystomatidae) : referaatopsomming

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173



Freshwater turtles need daily basking to regulate their internal temperature. These reptiles host three polystome genera: and . Polystomes occur in the urinary bladder, pharyngeal cavity or eye cavity. They produce eggs that are released into water. Mauremys leprosa is infected by sp. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent environmental factors may affect polystome reproduction. We thus explore the relationship between egg production and external temperatures.

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