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Description:This micrograph depicts a Schistosoma japonicum egg, and its vestigial spine (arrow) taken from a liver tissue biopsy.
The Schistosoma japonicum egg is typically oval or subspherical, has a vestigial spine, and is smaller (68µm - 100µm x 45µm - 80µm) than those of the other species.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Schistosomiasis
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