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A study of the microtriches of adult Echinococcus granulosus by scanning electron microscopy

Thompson, R.C.A., Houghton, A. and Zaman, V. (1982) A study of the microtriches of adult Echinococcus granulosus by scanning electron microscopy. International Journal for Parasitology, 12 (6). pp. 579-583.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7519(82)90055-8
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Abstract

The microtriches in different regions of the scolex and strobila of sexually mature Echinococcus granulosus were examined using the scanning electron microscope. E. granulosus was found to possess two morphologically distinct types of microthrix. A cylindrical, slender filamentous type of microthrix which appeared to be flexible was restricted to the scolex. On the strobila, the only type of microthrix observed was a flattened blade-like form which appeared to be rigid for most of its length. The occurrence of two distinct types of microthrix in separate regions of the body of E. granulosus suggests that they may be involved in different functional activities.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 1982 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10857
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