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Table 3 The morphometric characteristics of the G1 genotype derived from dogs in the present study and other studies compared to protoscolices derived from intermediate hosts

From: The first morphometric and phylogenetic perspective on molecular epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato in stray dogs in a hyperendemic Middle East focus, northwestern Iran

Characteristics of hooks in G1 strain ADULT (Definitive host) PROTOSCOLECES (Intermediate hosts)
Present study (Dog) Kumaratilake et al. (1984) [55] Sheep\dog origin Hussain et al. (2005) [54] Sheep\dog origin Rajabloo et al. (2012) [48] Goat Thompson et al. (1984) ref no, [74] Sheep Gholami et al. (2011) [65] Sheep
Eastern Australia Western Australia Tasmania
Large hook   
Total length (LTL) μm 31.00 ± 3.21 30.5 ± 1.8 32.6 ± 1.6 34.9 ± 1.8 29.2 ± 1.9 22.93 ± 1.68 25.01 ± 1.1 26.0 ± 1.5
Blade length (LBL) μm 13.04 ± 0.75 12.6 ± 0.9 12.5 ± 0.9 13.8 ± 1.1 --------- 11.25 ± 1.35 12.4 ± 1.2 13.4 ± 1.2
LBL/LTL % 42.04 ± 4.79 37.4 ± 3.8 37.1 ± 4.2 39.9 ± 2.2 --------- 49.05 ± 4.45 49.4 ± 4.5 51.5 ± 3.4
Small hook   
Total length (STL) μm 22.28 ± 1.31 24.3 ± 2.3 23.1 ± 2.2 30.8 ± 3.1 20.1 ± 2.5 18.7 ± 1.7 21.4 ± 1.5 22.4 ± 1.8
Blade length (SBL) μm 7.48 ± 0.50 9.1 ± 1.0 8.7 ± 1.2 10.4 ± 1.7 --------- 8.2 ± 1.23 8.5 ± 09 9.4 ± 1.5
SBL/STL % 33.8 ± 1.98 37.0 ± 3.6 37.9 ± 4.1 33.3 ± 3.5 --------- 44.2 ± 6.86 40.6 ± 3.5 41.8 ± 3.8