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A genetic analysis of Trichuris trichiura and Trichuris suis from Ecuador adult trichuris


The whipworm derives its name from its characteristic whiplike shape; the adult ( male, 30-45 mm; female, 35-50 mm) buries its thin, threadlike.

Adult worms have elongate whip-like bodies (3-7cm long), with a long thin anterior Other whipworm species occur in a range of domestic and wild animals.

[Trichuris trichiura] . The adult worms (approximately 4 cm in length) live in the cecum and ascending colon. The life span of the adults is about 1 year.

Trichuris trichiura, Trichocephalus trichiuris or whipworm, is a parasitic roundworm (a type of Finally maturing into the adult stage in the intestines.