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Reading: Roundworms

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    7694
  • Ascaris Dissection

    Procedure

    1. Obtain a female Ascaris and place it on a dissecting pan. The posterior end is curved in males and straight in females.
    2. Make a shallow longitudinal cut the length of the worm and pin it open as illustrated below.
    3. Identify the gut, ovary, oviduct, uterus, and vagina.

    Ascaris

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    Trichinella

    View a prepared slide of Trichinella in the muscle tissue of a host organism.

    Figure 1. Trichinella spiralis encysted in muscle tissue of a host X 40

    Figure 1. Trichinella spiralis encysted in muscle tissue of a host X 40


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