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This photomicrograph reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the cephalic end of a Taenia solium, highlighting the worm’s scolex, and its four suckers, and two rows of hooks. In the human intestine, the cysticercus, i.e. larval stage, develops over a 2-month period into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years, attaching to, and residing in the small intestine, by using these suckers and hooks to the intestinal mucosa.
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Creation Date:1986
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