Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The proglottid on the left was part of a string passed from an 8 year old boy. He had visited relatives in San Diego, California several months earlier. What species does it represent?

Diphyllobothrium latum
Dipylidium caninum
Taenia (Taeniarhynchus) saginatus
Taenia solium

Original; photograph by S.J. Upton

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