Proglottids

Some articles on proglottids, proglottid:

Taenia (genus) - Life Cycle
... The life cycle begins with either the gravid proglottids or free eggs (embryophores) with oncospheres (also knowed as hexacanth embryos) being passed in the feces, which can last for days to months ... the tapeworm species) must then ingest the egg or proglottids ... Taenia saginata are about 1,000-2,000 proglottids long with each gravid proglottid containing 100,000 eggs, while Taenia solium contain about 1,000 proglottids with each ...
Cestoid - Anatomy - Proglottids
... The body is composed of successive segments (proglottids) ... The sum of the proglottids is called a strobila, which is thin, and resembles a strip of tape ... Like some other flatworms, cestodes use flame cells (protonephridia), located in the proglottids, for excretion ...
Taenia Solium - Life Cycle
... Pigs and humans become infected by ingesting eggs or gravid proglottids ... can ingest eggs produced by that tapeworm, either through fecal contamination or, possibly, from proglottids carried into the stomach by reverse peristalsis ... (up to 2 to 7 m in length and produce less than 1000 proglottids, each with approximately 50,000 eggs) and reside in the small intestine for years ...
Taenia Saginata - Description
... is composed a series of ribbon-like segments called proglottids ... The segments are made up of mature and gravid proglottids ... is the largest of genus Taenia, consisting between 1000 to 2000 proglottids, and can also have a lifespan of 25 years in a host's intestine ...