Tapeworm proglottid, light micrograph

Tapeworm proglottid, light micrograph

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Caption: Tapeworm proglottid. Light micrograph of a section through a mature proglottid section of a cat tapeworm (Taenia taeniaeformis).The progottid shows branches of the uterus containing masses of eggs. Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that reproduce using these proglottid structures. The older proglottids turn into bags of eggs, which fall off in the intestines and are carried out with the faece: Magnification: x100

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, animal, biological, biology, cat, close-up, egg, eggs, fauna, female, flatworm, hydatigera, intestinal, lm, micrograph, parasite, parasitic, platyhelminthes, proglottid, reproduction, reproductive, section, sectioned, taenia, taeniaeformis, tapeworm

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