False-col LM of scolex of adult pork tapeworm
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False-colour light micrograph of the scolex (head) of the adult pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, showing the hooks & 4 suckers with which it attaches itself to the intestinal walls of its host. Humans are the main primary host of this tapeworm, which infects some 4 million people worldwide. Tapeworms absorb their hosts digested food directly through their entire surface area; they have no digestive system of their own. The eggs of the tapeworm develop into larvae in domestic pigs (hence the tapeworms name) & other animals, their secondary hosts. Humans can be secondary as well as primary hosts. Magnification: x12 at 35mm size. Pink tint. Reference: MICROCOSMOS, figure 3.12, page 49.

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False-col LM of scolex of adult pork tapeworm

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