Hookworm by scanning electron micrograph (SEM)

  • Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of the parasitic nematode worm  Ancylostoma ceylanicum (Hook Worm) .
  • Hookworms live in the intestines of their host. The head contains several tooth-like structures which it uses to cling to the intestinal wall. They are responsible for widespread morbidity and mortality in animals primarily due to their blood-sucking activities in the intestine. Larvae enter the bloodstream by ingestion or by skin penetration.
Hookworm in Electron Microscope

Hookworm in Electron Microscope

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