When eaten by an appropriate definitive host, third-stage larvae evolve to adults and finally reach the stomach of their host.
What does L3 stand for?
L3 stands for Third-Stage Larvae (parasitology)
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- Lifelong Learning and Design (University of Colorado at Boulder; Boulder, CO)
- Layer 3 Length Indicator (cellular communication)
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If a rat ingests any of these, the infective third-stage larvae penetrate the gut wall and are carried via the bloodstream to the brain where they moult to fourth-stage larvae, grow rapidly to about 1 mm, re-enter the bloodstream and are carried to their final site in the pulmonary arteries, where they feed on blood and mature to adulthood.
Fecal cultures grew mature third-stage larvae (length 700-800 um, 16 intestinal cells, length of the sheath <40 um), belonging to the genus Trichostrongylus (Figure, panel B).