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