Polarised light micrograph of worm hooks

Polarised light micrograph of worm hooks

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Caption: Polarised light micrograph of the hooks of a hookworm Ancylostoma spp. These hooks are the means by which the adult nematode worm attaches itself to the gut of its host.

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Keywords: ancylostoma sp., animal, hookworm, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, nematoda, nematode, roundworm, wildlife, zoology

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