The parasitic life of tapeworms

Bogut, Ana (2012) The parasitic life of tapeworms. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Tapeworms are flatworms that owe their name to their body shape. They are divided into two subclasses – Eucestoda and Cestodaria. The most interesting flatworms, ones that also infest humans, can be found in the subclass Eucestoda. The most important orders in the subclass are Cyclophyllidea and Pseudophyllidea. Among pseudophyllid tapeworms the most significant one is the fish tapeworm. Many flatworms that infect humans are cyclophyllid, the most dangerous being Echinoccocus. Less dangerous ones belong to the genus Taenia. All flatworm infestations show similar symptoms and rarely lead to major complications or death (Echinococcus). Infestations are easily prevented by good hygiene and by educating people, in whose hands everything lies.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Primc, Biserka
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 20
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 12:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 12:37
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3152

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