Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

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Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Fluke redia and cercaria


Photomicrograph of fluke rediae and cercariae. The fork-tailed cercaria is Schistosoma. Magnification: 40x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing rediae and cercariae, two larval forms produced by flukes (Fasciola and Schistosoma). The rediae appear as elongated sacs containing numerous small structures (cercariae). The cercariae present have forked tails characteristic of blood flukes (Schistosoma).


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