Life Sciences

Human Parasitology Lab 01:146:329 

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences. This course may be used to fulfill the elective and laboratory requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

This course is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer


 Course Reserved Material

Note: Slides are available only at the Busch Campus MSLC and can be checked out at the MSLC front desk. Make sure you bring your Rutgers Student ID.

Ask for Oil Immersion Lens and immersion oil at the front desk.  Microscopes in the Biology Study Room do not have oil immersion lenses.


Lab 1: Aldult Trematodes

1. Fasciola hepatica, wm

2. Fasciola buskii

3. Clonorchis sinensis

4. Liver fluke--Clonorchis sinesis               

5. Schistosome japnicum

6. Schistosome haematobium m. & f.

7. Paragonimus westermani adult wm

8. Heterophyes wm

9. Eschinostoma revolutum

10. Schistosoma mansoni female wm

11. Schistosoma mansoni male wm

12. Schistosoma mansoni pair in copulation


Lab 2: Larval Trematodes

1. Clonorchis sinensis

2. Fasciola hepatica eggs

3. Fasciola hepatica miracidia

4. Fasciola hepatica cercaria

5. Fasciola hepatica redia

6. Schistosoma japonicum eggs

7. Schistosoma mansoni eggs

8. Schistosoma haematobium eggs, wm               

9. Schistosoma mansoni sporocyts

10. Schistosoma mansoni cercariae

11. Schistosoma mansoni miracidia


Lab 3: Adult Cestodes

1. Diphyllobothrium sp scolex

2. Diphyllobothrium latum mature proglottids, (gravid) wm

3. Taenia pistiformis

4. Taenia solium scolex

5. Diphylidium caninum scolex

6. Taenia saginata mature proglottid

7. Acanthocephala wm 


Lab 4: Larval Cestodes

1. Taenia solium eggs

2. Diphyllobothrium latum eggs, wm

3. Hymenolepis diminuta cysticeroid

4. Taenia solium cysticercus

5. Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst sec

6. Echinococcus granulosus hydatid sand


Lab 5: Intestinal Nematodes

1. Ascaris, male & female, cs

2. Ascaris lumbricoides non-fertile eggs"

3. Enterobius vermicularis female, wm

4. Enterobius vermicularis eggs

5. Trichuris sp. male, wm

6. Trichuris sp. female, wm

7. Trichuris sp. eggs, wm

8. Enterobius vermicularis adult wm

9. Strongylodies parasitic female wm


Lab 6: Tissue Nematodes

1. Trichinella spirallis, sec

2. Trichinella  spiralis, male & female, wm

3. Onchocerca volvulus

4. Onchocerca volvulus tumor, sec

5. Necator americanus adult, wm

6. Hookworm eggs, wm               

7. Wuchereria bancrofti

8. Ancylostoma duodenale male wm

9. Ancylostoma duodenale female wm


Lab 8: Amoeba

1. Entammoeba histolytica sec intestina lesion

2. Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites, wm

3. Entamoeba histolytica cysts

4. Entamoeba coli trophozoites

5. Entamoeba coli cysts wm

6. Endolimax nana trophozites

7. Endolimax nana cysts, wm ciliated epithelium               

8. Iodamoeba butschlii trophozoites, wm"

9. Iodamoeba butshlii cysts wm

10. Mixed Amoebic infection, human


Lab 9: Ciliates and Intestinal Flagellates              

1. Balatidium coli trophozites

2. Balantidium coli cysts

3. Balantidium coli in situ

4. Trichomonas vaginalis, sm

5. Giardia lamblia trophozoites, wm

6. Giardia lamblia cysts, wm

7. Chilomastix mesnili trophozoites

8. Chilomastix mesnili cysts

9. Dientamoeba fragilis, wm


Lab 10: Hemoflagellates

1. Trypanosoma cruzi

2. Trypanasoma cruzi heart sec

3. Trypanosoma gambiense blood smear rat

4. Trypanosoma rhodesiense blood smear rat

5. Trypanosoma equiperdum blood smear

6. Trypanosoma lewisi blood smear rat 

7. African Sleeping Sickness brain sec

8. Leishmania donovani  cultural form sm

9. Leishmania donovani liver sec

10. Leishmania donovani spleen sec

11. Leishmania spleen smear

12. Stomoxys musca heads liver sec

13. Glossina head

14. Glossina wm

15. Rhodnius prolixus adult wm


Lab 11: Coccida & Toxoplasma

1. Eimeria tenella 4 days sec

2. Eimeria tenella  5 1/2 days sec

3. Eimeria tenella 7 days sec

4. Eimeria tenella cs chicken cecum

5. Toxoplasma gondii, various stages, intestine sec

6. Toxoplasma gondii, cyst forms, brain sec"