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Table 1 Morphometric characteristics of male Trichuris derived from humans and pigs in Ecuador

From: A genetic analysis of Trichuris trichiura and Trichuris suis from Ecuador

Characteristic Human-derived Trichuris (n = 28) Pig-derived Trichuris (n = 6) P-value
Median (IQR) a Min.-Max. Median (IQR) Min.-Max.
Anterior length 20 (18–21) 4-27 25.5 (23.5-27.75) 19-30 0.006
Posterior length 11 (10.25-13) 6-17 15 (13.75-16) 13-16 0.002
Total length 32 (28.25-34.75) 15-40 41.5 (38–42.5) 32-44 0.002
Anterior width 0.08 (0.07-0.10) 0.06-0.17 0.12(0.08-0.15) 0.07-0.16 0.06
Posterior width 0.48 (0.43-0.54) 0.37-0.82 0.69 (0.55-0.99) 0.55-1.00 0.0006
Spicule length 2.66 (2.56-2.73) 1.51-3.01 2.44 (2.14-2.89) 2.11-2.96 0.21
  1. All measurements are in mm.a Interquartile range.