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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

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Linguatula serrata Tongue Worm in Human Eye, Austria

Martina Koehsler, Julia WalochnikComments to Author , Michael Georgopoulos, Christian Pruente, Wolfgang Boeckeler, Herbert Auer, and Talin Barisani-Asenbauer
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (M. Koehsler, J. Walochnik, M. Georgopoulos, C. Pruente, H. Auer, T. Barisani-Asenbauer); University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany (W. Boeckeler)

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Figure 1

Morphology of Linguatula serrata tongue worm. A) Ventral anterior end with hooks. B) Posterior end laterally with primordial uterus, genital porus, and intestine (note peristalsis). C) Dorsal anterior end with cuticular structures of apical papillae, chitinoid oral clasp, and insertions of oral muscles. D) Rows of spicules. Original magnification ×50 (A–C) or ×100 (D).

Figure 1. Morphology of Linguatula serrata tongue worm. A) Ventral anterior end with hooks. B) Posterior end laterally with primordial uterus, genital porus, and intestine (note peristalsis). C) Dorsal anterior end with cuticular structures of apical papillae, chitinoid oral clasp, and insertions of oral muscles. D) Rows of spicules. Original magnification ×50 (A–C) or ×100 (D).

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