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Description:Under a relatively high magnification of 400X this photomicrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by a canine whipworm egg, Trichuris vulpis.
T. vulpis is a member of the same genus as the human whipworm T. trichiura, and like their cousins, their eggs too are football shaped, and possess a pair of polar “plugs” at each end.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx): Trichuriasis
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