Ascaris, TEM

Ascaris, TEM

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Caption: Colour enhanced transmission electron micrograph of Ascaris, a genus of parasitic nematode worms. One species, A. suum, typically infects pigs, while another, A. lumbricoides, affects human populations, typically in sub-tropical and tropical areas with poor sanitation. A. lumbricoides is the largest intestinal roundworm and is the most common helminth infection of humans worldwide, an infection known as ascariasis.

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Keywords: ascarididae, ascaris, colorized, cross section, cs, electron micrograph, electron microscopy, em, enhanced, lumen, micrograph, micrography, microscopic, microscopy, nematoda, nematode, parasite, parasites, tem, transmission electron micrograph, transmission electron microscopy, worm, worms

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