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This photomicrograph reveals ultrastructural details exhibited by an embryonated Ascaris lumbricoides egg with no outer mammillated layer, which makes this a decorticated ovum. Embryonated, fertilized eggs, become infective after 18-days to several weeks. If ingested, larvae can hatch from the eggs and cause intestinal infection, which infects children more often than adults.
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Creation Date:1979
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