volume 76, issue 2, P248 1990
DOI: 10.2307/3283024
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Abstract: Scanning electron microscopy was used to describe the infective and parasitic third-stage larvae of Haemonchus contortus, the large stomach worm of ruminants. Infective larvae are ensheathed in the cuticle of the second stage, so the descriptions are of the second- and third-stage cuticles. Both larval stages had an inner circle of 6 labial papillae, an outer circle of 6 labial papillae and 4 somatic papillae, and lateral amphidial pits. Infective larvae (cuticle of the second stage) had the 6 internal labial …

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