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Fig. 5 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 5

From: Assessment of tegumental damage to Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium after in vitro exposure to ferrocenyl, ruthenocenyl and benzyl derivatives of oxamniquine using scanning electron microscopy

Fig. 5

Adult S. mansoni exposed to 100 μM Bn-OXA. a Dorsal mid-part of a male exposed for 24 h showing very mild damage. b Dorsal mid-part of a male’s body incubated for 72 h. c, d Mid-part of female exposed for 72 h showing tegument ruptures and loss of uniformity of the ridges. e, f Head of males exposed for 72 h showing loss of spines from the ventral sucker and rupture and occlusion of the oral sucker. Abbreviations: B, blebs; D, dimples; LS, loss of spines; OS/VS, oral/ventral sucker; R, ridges; S, sloughing off; Scale-bars: a, c, 10 μm; b, d, 20 μm; e, 60 μm; f, 50 μm

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