Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2014 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

In Vitro Cestocidal Activity of Thymol on Mesocestoides corti Tetrathyridia and Adult Worms

Figure 1

Scanning electron microscopy of Mesocestoides corti tetrathyridia incubated in vitro with thymol. (a) Control tetrathyridium (70x). (b) Altered tetrathyridium after 1 h following incubation (100 μg/mL). Note the elongation of the body (37x). (c) Thymol-treated tetrathyridium. Observe the blebs and depressions (1 h, 25 μg/mL, 150x). (d) Detail of blebs and depressions (1 h, 25 μg/mL, 150x). (e) Alterations in the tegument of the suckers region (1 h, 150 μg/mL, 300x). (f) Larvae showing the surface damage produced by thymol (1 h, 200 μg/mL, 65x). (g) Altered tetrathyridium (1 h, 250 μg/mL, 65x). The body appeared elongated and flattened. (h) Completely altered tetrathyridium after overnight incubation (250 μg/mL, 95x).
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