Introductory Chemistry Lab Essay

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Eukaryotic Parasites

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Trematoda (flukes)

Genus Species: Schistosoma japonicum
Disease: Schistosomiasis is an infection caused by Schistosoma japonicum that causes a skin reaction known as “swimmer’s itch”. It remains a significant health problem in lake and marshland regions.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Trematoda (flukes)

Genus Species: Clonorchis sinensis
Disease: Hepatobiliary disease named Chinese liver fluke and is prevalent in Asian countries. Humans are infected with the parasite b eating raw freshwater fishes or by consuming dried freshwater fishes containing infective metacercariae.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Trematoda (flukes)

Genus Species: Paragonimus westermani
Disease: Paragonimiasis is caused by parasites called lung flukes.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Cestoda (tapeworms)

Genus Species: Taenia saginata
Disease: This beef tapeworm is relatively common in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Human is the definitive host. Humans can become infected with these tapeworms by eating raw or undercooked beef.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Cestoda (tapeworms)

Genus Species: Taneia pisiformis
Disease: The parasitic tapeworms that infect dogs (definitive host) by eating its prey “rabbits” (intermediate host). Adult tapeworms live attached to the intestinal walls of their canine host. The life cycle stage that is found in the intermediate host is the cysticercus, or bladder worm, a larval form that lives encysted in muscle tissue.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Platyhelminthes (flatworms)
Class: Cestoda (tapeworms)

Genus Species: Dipylidium caninum
Disease: A dog tapeworm mainly infects dogs and cats, but is occasionally found in humans that are transmitted by fleas.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Aschelminthes (roundworms)
Class: Nematoda (nematodes)

Genus Species: Ascaris lumbricoides
Disease: Ascariasis is a human disease caused by the intestinal roundworms. It is particularly prevalent in tropical regions and in areas of poor hygiene.

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Kingdom: Animalia (multicellular parasites)
Phylum: Aschelminthes (roundworms)
Class: Nematoda (nematodes)

Genus Species: Enterobius vermicularis
Disease: Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis) is pin worms mainly infest children 5-10yrs of age…