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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