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  • Sheathed
  • Tip of tail free of nuclei
  • Nocturnal
  • Blood

Wuchereria bancrofti

  • Sheathed
  • Two distinct nuclei in the tip of the tai
  • Nocturnal
  • Blood

Brugia malayi

  • Sheathed
  • Continuous row of nuclei to the tip of the tail,
  • Diurnal
  • Blood

Loa loa

  • Unsheathed
  • Do not extend to tip of tail,
  • Non periodic
  • Skin

Onchocerca volvulus

  • Unsheathed
  • Do not extend to the tip of the tail
  • Non periodic
  • Blood

Mansonella ozzardi

  • Unsheathed
  • Continuous to tip of tail
  • Nonperiodic
  • Blood

Mansonella perstans

  • Unsheathed
  • Continuous to tip of tail
  • Nonperiodic
  • Skin

Mansonella streptocerca

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Characteristics of Different Organisms

  • One type of organism has a sheathed tail, is nocturnal, and has blood as a fluid.
  • This organism has a tail tip that is free of nuclei.
  • Another type of organism has a sheathed tail, is nocturnal, and has blood as a fluid.
  • This organism has two distinct nuclei at the tip of its tail.
  • A third type of organism has a sheathed tail, is diurnal, and has blood as a fluid.
  • This organism has a continuous row of nuclei to the tip of its tail.
  • A fourth type of organism has an unsheathed tail, is non-periodic, and has skin as a surface layer.
  • This organism's nuclei do not extend to the tip of its tail.
  • A fifth type of organism has an unsheathed tail, is non-periodic, and has blood as a fluid.
  • This organism's nuclei do not extend to the tip of its tail.
  • A sixth type of organism has an unsheathed tail, is non-periodic, and has blood as a fluid.
  • This organism has a continuous row of nuclei to the tip of its tail.

Identify and understand the characteristics of microfilariae, including sheath, nuclei in tail, periodicity, and examination methods. Test your knowledge of microfilariae morphology and diagnosis. Learn about the key features of microfilariae and how to identify them in blood samples.

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