The structure of the cuticle of the cysticerci of 3 species of Taenia was studied by means of optical and electron microscopy. In all 3 species the cuticle is composed of 3 layers and covered with hair-like processes. The middle layer, which comprises the bulk of the cuticle, varies in thickness from head to bladder, but there are no differences in thickness between the species studied. The hairs are composed of a core representing an extension of the middle layer and are covered by a continuation of the outer layer. The arrangement of these hairs varies in the species studied.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 March 1963
The Cuticle of Cysticerci of Taenia Saginata, T. Hydatigena, and T. Pisiformis
E. H. SIDDIQUI
The Sub-Department of Parasitology, Department of Zoology, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, 9
Online Issn: 1477-9137
Print Issn: 0021-9533
Copyright © 1963 by the Company of Biologists Ltd.
J Cell Sci (1963) s3-104 (65): 141–144.
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E. H. SIDDIQUI; The Cuticle of Cysticerci of Taenia Saginata, T. Hydatigena, and T. Pisiformis. J Cell Sci 1 March 1963; s3-104 (65): 141–144. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.s3-104.65.141
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