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Description:This micrograph reveals the organ morphology within Taenia solium tapeworm proglottids.
The number of primary lateral uterine branches, i.e. the dark India ink stained irregularities, allows differentiation between the two species: T. saginata has 15-20 branches on each side, while Taenia solium has 7-13.
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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: Taeniasis
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