F/col SEM of mirofilariae (larval roundworms)

F/col SEM of mirofilariae (larval roundworms)

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Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the microfilariae (larval worms) of an unidentified nematode roundworm. Numerous nematodes cause disease in humans, living as parasites of the intestines, blood, lymph, subcutaneous & connective tissues. Examples include Enterobius vermicularis (Pinworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (Roundworm), Toxocara canis (Dog ascaris, the cause of visceral larva migrans) and Onchocerca volvulus (River blindness). Magnification: x57 at 35mm size, x114 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, invertebrate, invertebrates, larva, larval, microfilaria, nature, nematoda, nematode, roundworm, wildlife, zoology

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