Microthrix

This post was written by admin on January 17, 2010
Posted Under: Glossary

(Pleural: Microtriches)Tiny projections on the tegument,they are unique to Cestodes and appear to be Ubiquitous among cestodes and exist on the Adult forms and earlier life cycle stages.

They have a Distal Electron-dense Cap and a Proximal Electron-lucent Base.

The boundary between Distal and Proximal portions is usually called Baseplate.

They differ in Size (Filitriches , Spiritriches) and Shapes (Chervy,L. 2009)