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(invertebrate zoology)
Asexual reproduction by segmentation of the body into zooids, proglottids, or separate individuals.



(1) A type of asexual reproduction in some invertebrates whereby daughter individuals are successively separated by transverse division from a parental body. The classical example of strobilation is the division of ephyrae (scyphozoan larvae) from a scyphistoma.

(2) The process by which the body of tapeworms is divided into similar segments (proglottids). The chain of segments is called a strobila.

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Considering that the prepatent period (time from start of infection to time infection is discovered, e.g., person notices strobila excreted in feces) is 2-4 weeks, patients probably acquired infective plerocercoids during February-June.
Genus species Accession number Dasineura carbonaria Felt EU375703 Dasineura folliculi Felt EU375702 Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson FR694171 Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson FR694172 Dasineura oxycoccana Johnson FR694174 Dasineura rosae Bremi AB505984 Dasineura strobila Dorchin EU375687 Dasineura tomentosa Dorchin EU375694 Table 2.
Thick cross hand-cutting sections of the proglottides were stained following the same procedure; fragments of the strobila were embedded in paraffin wax, transversely sectioned at 13-19 [micro]m, stained with Weigert's hematoxylin and counterstained with 1% eosin B and mounted in Canada balsam (see de Chambrier and Pertierra, 2002).
Strobila A complete tapeworm consisting of scolex, neck, and all proglottid stages.
The name is not based on the later genus Strobila G.
Strobila. Ranging from monodisk to polydisk with more than 20 developing ephyrae.
saginata tapeworms (6), the distinctions could not always be found in each strobila; thus, molecular analyses were required to clearly distinguish them (2,7).