Light micrograph of roundworm eggs, Ascaris sp.

Light micrograph of roundworm eggs, Ascaris sp.

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of the eggs of the roundworm Ascaris sp.. Sexually mature worms live in the small intestines of vertebrates, where the females lay large quantities of eggs. These are excreted in the faeces & ingested by a new host through infected water or food. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, ascaris roundworm, ascaris sp., egg, eggs, human, human parasite, intestinal parasite, intestine, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, nematoda, nematode, parasite, roundworm, wildlife, worm, zoology

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