Significance to humans

In the wild, the number of monogeneans living on an individual host is generally low, and infestations of these parasites do not usually cause disease. In crowded fish farms, however, parasite populations often increase uncontrollably and the hosts may be damaged or killed.

Diclidophora Merlangi
1. Tetraonchus monenteron, 2. Entobdella soleae, S. Gyrodactylus pungitii, 4. Dactylogyrus vastator. (Illustration by Barbara Duperron)
Diclidophora Merlangi

1. Gastrocotyle trachuri; 2. Polystoma integerrimum; 3. Pseudodiplorchis americanus; 4. Diclidophora merlangi. (Illustration by Barbara Duperron) Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia 217

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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