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Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Hookworm infective larvae (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of hookworm infective larvae. These may be identified as Necator or Ancylostoma. Magnification: 100x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing the infective larvae of a hookworm (e.g., Necator or Ancylostoma) magnified 100x. These larvae appear as slender, straight rods that are sharply pointed at the tail end, and tapered to a rounded point at the mouth end. The larvae are nearly transparent, and their internal organs are not clearly visible.

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