Portrait of Human Tapeworms

  title={Portrait of Human Tapeworms},
  author={A. Flisser and Ana-Elena Viniegra and L. Aguilar-Vega and Adriana Garza-Rodriguez and P. Maravilla and G. {\'A}vila},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  • A. Flisser, Ana-Elena Viniegra, +3 authors G. Ávila
  • Published in The Journal of parasitology 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The tapeworms of the genus Taenia that infect human beings are T. solium, T. saginata and T. saginata asiatica. Taenia solium and T. saginata exhibit unequivocal features that characterize them; in contrast, only recent DNA studies, morphological characteristics, and epidemiological and sanitary aspects indicate that T. saginata asiatica is a subspecies of T. saginata. These 3 tapeworms occur in humans in their adult stage, and the intermediate hosts are pigs for T. solium and T. saginata… CONTINUE READING
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