Date of this Version
Journal of Parasitology (September 1914) 1(1): 31-36.
The appearance of the ova of Ascaris lumbricoides as seen in fresh feces is so well known to physicians and zoologists that description is unnecessary. Occasionally, however, ascarid eggs are found which differ so widely from the normal egg of Ascaris lumbricoides as to cause considerable confusion on the part of observers, and may even be so misleading in appearance as to be attributed to another species. One of these atypical forms, the unfertilized egg of Ascaris lumbricoides, first reported by Miura and Nishiuchi (1902), is by no means rare, and is usually seen in the feces of persons infested with female parasites only.