In Vitro Cestocidal Activity of Thymol on Mesocestoides corti Tetrathyridia and Adult Worms
Scanning electron microscopy of Mesocestoides corti adult worms incubated in vitro with thymol. (a) Control adult worm (43x). (b) Adult worm after 15 min of incubation (250 μg/mL). Note the tegumental alterations (75x). (c) Partial view of a strobila. Observe the extensive erosion of the tegument (1 h, 200 μg/mL, 200x). (d) Altered adult worm (1 h, 250 μg/mL). The constrictions between proglottids became difficult to distinguish (80x). (e) Adult worm after 1 h following incubation. Partial loss of microtriches (1 h, 150 μg/mL, 100x). (f) Adult worm totally altered after overnight incubation (150 μg/mL, 60x).