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An illustration of the histomorphology of the Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis)

Langbong Bimi

Department ofAnimalBiology&Conservation Science,University of Ghana,


In this study, the longitudinal anatomical variation of Dracunculus medinensis is investigated and illustrated. At maturity, the gut of the female worm is observed to be completely atrophied and the entire worm is made-up of a larvae-filled uterus. Differences in the musculature from the anterior region, with much thicker muscles to the mid region have been illustrated

Histomorphology Guinea worm
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