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Table 1 Showing the histochemical reactions of male Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium

From: Comparative histochemical study of four enzyme activities on some organs of male Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium

Parameters S. mansoni S. haematobium
ACP ALP G-6-p 5-N ACP ALP G-6-p 5-N
Oral sucker (OS) + ++ + + + +++ + ++
Oesophagues (O) + +++ ++ +
Ventral sucker rim (VSR) ++
Ventral sucker (VS) ++ ++ +++ + +
Gynaecophoral canal edge (EGC) ++ ++ ++
Intestine (In) + + ++ + ++ +++
Tubercles (T) ++ +
Muscles ++ +
Tegumental folds (TF) ++ + ++
Testes (Ts) ++ +
Excretory pore (EP) +
  1. *(+ positive reaction, ++ moderate activity, +++ high activity & – negative reaction)