You got Worms

Posted: May 11, 2006 in Uncategorized

One of the fascinating aspects of Parasitology is the degree of morphological change a parasite must undergo to survive and grow in differing yet extreme environments like a mammalian gut or the haemocoel of the Beetle.

From something that is best discribed as a 'blob' to an ingesting,reproducing machine such as a tapeworm the genetic changes that are necessary are staggering.

So in celebration of the versatility of the humble tapeworm here's another image -this time of the blob:

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