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Volume 23, Number 12—December 2017
Historical Review

History of Taenia saginata Tapeworms in Northern Russia

Sergey V. Konyaev, Minoru Nakao, Akira Ito, and Antti LavikainenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia (S.V. Konyaev); Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan (M. Nakao, A. Ito); University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland (A. Lavikainen)

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Figure 6

Original drawings of the northern strain of Taenia saginata tapeworms from Gyda, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, northern Siberia, Russia, by Serdyukov (23). A) Scolex showing the lack of a rostellar hook crown in the middle of the scolex, which is a synapomorphy in T. saginata and T. asiatica tapeworms. B) Gravid proglottid showing the number of uterine branches, which is a commonly used character in species identification. C) Mature proglottid. Scale bars indicate 1 mm. Image courtesy of the I

Figure 6. Original drawings of the northern strain of Taenia saginata tapeworms from Gyda, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, northern Siberia, Russia, by Serdyukov (23). A) Scolex showing the lack of a rostellar hook crown in the middle of the scolex, which is a synapomorphy in T. saginata and T. asiatica tapeworms. B) Gravid proglottid showing the number of uterine branches, which is a commonly used character in species identification. C) Mature proglottid. Scale bars indicate 1 mm. Image courtesy of the Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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