Sheathed microfilaria

" LBW "

 

  • Loa loa
  • Brugia malayi
  • Wuchereria bancrofti

 

LBW is the abbreviation for Leg Before Wicket which is one of the ways to get a batsman dismissed in cricket. And quite like the sheath for these microfilaria, the players protect their legs using leg guards (cricket pads).

 

 

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imageLoa loa and Brugia malayi have nuclei till their tail tips whereas Wuchereria bancrofti has it's tail end free of nuclei.

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