The Tail of the Mansonella Streptocerca Microfilaria

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Morphological studies of stained Mansonella streptocerca microfilariae from the skin of man and chimpanzees in West Africa revealed that the tail is bifid rather than blunt. This feature may be useful in characterization of related species.

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