By: Kenneth Andrews
Trichinella spiralis, or the pork worm as it is sometimes called, is a nematode parasite which can infest humans as well as pigs and rats, as well as a range of other carnivores (bears, foxes and some cats can also carry the worm). Larvae bore...
By: Amelia Emery
Trichinella spiralis is a parasitic infection caused by a microscopic organism known as a nematode. This type of parasite will infect both humans and other animals who consume raw meat that is already infected with this nematode. The types of meat commonly associated with Trichinella...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Trichinella spiralis is a nematode parasite that gives rise to the disease ‘trichinosis’. It is probably the smallest nematode parasite causing diseases in humans and it is widespread throughout the world although the incidence of ‘trichinosis’ in the United States and many other...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Schistosoma is a nematode parasite responsible for causing the disease Schistosomiasis or ‘bilharzia’ in humans. Although most infections settle without any complications, and sometimes without any significant symptoms, some may develop life threatening events. Although the disease causing Schistosoma worms are not detected in...
By: Kenneth Andrews
Entamoeba histolytica, often written as E. histolytica, is a protozoan parasite which is thought to have infected as many as 50 million humans worldwide. Its life cycle does not make for comfortable reading. Mature cysts - clusters of individual trophozoites encased in a tough capsule...
By: Phyllis Logie
After Malaria, infection by the parasite known as Schistosoma (S) is considered to be the second most devastating, debilitating, disfiguring and sometimes deadly disease which affects million of people worldwide. Yet it has been classified as one of the neglected tropical diseases. The parasite is...
By: Jenni Hillis
Entamoeba histolytica is defined as a eukaryotic microorganism because the genetic material in the nucleus is contained in a specific membrane. This type of microbe has been referred to as a protozoan parasite. This is because the parasite needs to have a host to survive...
Tree profiles: Western hemlock
By: Heather Waelti
Tsuga Heterophylla, the Western Hemlock, is a species of Hemlock trees native to the west coast of North America, expanding all the way north to the Kenai Peninsula and as far south as Sonoma County, California. The Western Hemlock is a large growing evergreen coniferous...
By: Amelia Emery
The Western hemlock can be found in the western region North America and is one of the most beautiful trees of the Pacific Northwest. It is the state tree of Washington and can be found as far north as southern Alaska and as far south...
By: Heather Waelti
Euglenas are single celled microorganisms that exist in the class of flagellates that are commonly found in fresh water. As of today there are over 1,000 different species of euglena and many more are waiting to be discovered and named. Several of the species...

 

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