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This low-power photomicrograph reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coupled male and female, Schistosoma mansoni parasites. “Unlike the flukes, adult schistosomes are either male or female, with the female residing in a gynecophoral canal within the male. Male worms are robust, tuberculate, and measure 6mm - 12mm in length. Females are longer (7mm - 17mm in length) and slender. Adult S. mansoni reside in the venous plexuses of the colon and lower ileum and in the portal system of the liver of their host.”
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. D.S. Martin
Creation Date:1966
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