Surface ultrastructure of Metagonimus takahashii metacercariae and adults.

  title={Surface ultrastructure of Metagonimus takahashii metacercariae and adults.},
  author={Jong Yil Chai and S M Guk and Eun-Taek Han and Min Seo and Eun Hee Shin and Woon Mok Sohn and Sung Yil Choi and Soon Hyung Lee},
  journal={The Korean journal of parasitology},
  volume={38 1},
A scanning electron microscopic study was performed on the surface ultrastructure of metacercariae and adults of Metagonimus takahashii. Metacercariae were collected from the scale of crucian carp (Carassius auratus), and adult flukes were harvested 1-4 weeks after infection to rats. In excysted metacercariae, the oral sucker had type I (numerous) and type II (seven in total) sensory papillae. Tegumental spines were dense and digitated into 5-7 points on the surface anterior to the ventral… CONTINUE READING

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