Pork tapeworm scolex, light micrograph

Pork tapeworm scolex, light micrograph

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Caption: Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) scolex, light micrograph. This structure, the 'head' of this parasite worm, has two circular rings of hooks (right) and four suckers (two at left, one at lower right). These are used by the tapeworm to attach itself to the interior lining of the intestines of its host. It then absorbs nutrients and grows body segments called proglottids that detach and continue the reproductive cycle. Magnification: x200 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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