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Description:This micrograph depicts an egg of the dwarf tapeworm Hymenolepis nana.
On the inner of the two membranes surrounding the Hymenolepis nana egg (40 to 60µm X 30 to 50µm) are two poles, from which 4 to 8 polar filaments spread out between the two membranes. The oncosphere, or larval stage, has six hooks.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Moore
Creation Date:1978
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Links:CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Hymenolepiasis
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