Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home

Researchers describe more than 200 species of tapeworm from a decade-long collection of tapeworms from the digestive systems of animals around the world. 

Nov 22, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Scanning electron micrograph of the anterior attachment structure of the tapeworm species Litobothrium nickoli, collected from the gut of a pelagic thresher shark from TaiwanKIRSTEN JENSEN / KANSAS UNIVERSITYSee J.N. Caira, K. Jensen, Planetary Biodiversity Inventory (2008-2017): Tapeworms from Vertebrate Bowels of the Earth, The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, 2017.