Sunday, March 2, 2008

Answer to Case 11

A lot of people seemed to like this case, although I was accused of being 'naughty' for displaying Schistosome worms in copulo. There are at least 3 worms present - 1 married couple and a bachelor (as per Anonymous), although I would give credit to those who said 4 since you couldn't see all of the worm on the left.

To answer Heather's question, these are S. mansoni adults, although the features to distinguish them from other species (cuticle and internal structures) are not obvious here.

In case some of you could not tell the male and females apart, here is a diagram (click image to enlarge):

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