How do taenias obtain food and make gas exchange?

10 months ago

Tapeworms have hooks and sucking structures on their heads (scolex) that fixate the parasite in the gut wall; these structures often do not injure the host tissue. The parasite obtains food and makes gas exchange through absorption and diffusion across its skin; since it is a platyhelminth it does not have a digestive system or a circulatory system. 

Dipti KC
Jun 7, 2023
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