Roundworms, potted specimen

Description
Three species of roundworms: Toxocara canis, Ascaris suum, and T. cati. Each different worm has a different host; dog, pig, and cat respectively. Roundworms or Nematodes are a hugely diverse phylum in which a third of the roughly 2,271 genera occur as parasites of vertebrates; about 35 nematode species occur in humans.
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Accession number
531-003483
Object type
Harry Brookes Allen Museum Anatomy Category

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