Attachment and penetration of miracidia observed by scanning electron microscopy

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Science  23 Jan 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4224, pp. 291-293
DOI: 10.1126/science.1246613


Scanning electron microscopy can be utilized to understand more clearly many aspects of the parasite-host relationship of schistosome miracidia and their molluscan intermediate hosts. Specialized structures on the apical papilla of the miracicium, used for attachment and penetration, become visible in greater detail.