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Table 2 Morphometric characteristics of female 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 = 36) Pig-derived Trichuris (n = 43) P-value
Median (IQR) a Min.-Max. Median (IQR) Min.-Max.  
Anterior length 20.5 (14.5-25) 5-35 25 (18–32) 2-38 0.03
Posterior length 10 (9–12) 5-17 10 (8–12) 3-22 0.28
Total length 30 (24–36.75) 14-47 33 (28–44) 11-55 0.12
Anterior width 0.09 (0.07-0.10) 0.06-0.18 0.10 (0.08-0.12) 0.05-0.17 0.18
Posterior width 0.57 (0.54-0.62) 0.49-0.83 0.69 (0.52-0.79) 0.34-1.05 0.02
  1. All measurements are in mm.a Interquartile range.