TWiP 21: The giant intestinal worm, Ascaris lumbricoides

ascaris adultsHosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

On episode 21 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of Ascaris lumbricoides, one of the largest nematodes to infect humans.

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  • Motoare Electrice 20 January 2011, 10:22 am

    Those are some big worms…

  • Reishaocampo 6 August 2011, 2:56 am

    where can we get live samples of ascaris lumbricoides? is there a possibility that it is commercially available?