Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2014 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

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

Figure 3

Inverted optical microscope of Mesocestoides corti adult worms incubated in vitro with thymol. (a) Control adult worm (100x). Partial view of a strobila. (b) Altered adult worm after 10 min of incubation with thymol (250 μg/mL). The tegument is altered and debris of tegument could be observed in the culture medium (100x). (c) Adult worm (10 min, 200 μg/mL). Note the tegumental damage and the influx of culture medium into the worm (100x). (d) Adult worms after 30 min of incubation with thymol (150 μg/mL). Note the tegumental alterations with the presence of blebs and loss of morphology (100x).