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MONTHLY ARCHIVES


FEBRUARY 2015





An Old World hookworm

Every animal is plagued by some sort of pest. You’d think we would all be better off if we got rid of them, but in fact parasites are rather handy.

An Old World hookworm

An Old World hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale) (Credit: BSIP SA / Alamy)

Meet, if you dare, the Old World hookworm. Its flesh is a pinkish grey, and its head is slightly, creepily bent away from its body. It has a wide mouth, (more…)

TAGS: bot fly, evolution, genes, life, medicine, parasite, parasitism, virus, viruses



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