Aug 05, · Taenia saginata is also known as the beef tapeworm. It is found amongst beef eaters all over the world. The adult worm lives in the small intestine (upper jejunum) of human. This is the unarmed tapeworm of man causing taeniasis and it can cause cysticercosis in cattle. Dec 18, · Causal Agents. The cestodes Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), T. solium (pork tapeworm) and T. asiatica (Asian tapeworm).Taenia solium can also cause cysticercosis.. Life Cycle. Taeniasis is the infection of humans with the adult tapeworm of Taenia saginata, T. solium or T. penet.xyz are the only definitive hosts for these three species.
The larvae mature in about 2 months to adult worms that can live for several years; usually, only 1 or 2 adult worms are present. Adult T. saginata tapeworms are usually 4 to 12 meters in length, but can be as long as 25 meters. T. saginata infection occurs worldwide but especially in cattle-raising. Taenia saginata adult worms vary in size from 4 to 12 m and may be composed of to proglottids. When mature proglottids become gravid, the testes, ovaries, and other reproductive organs degenerate and are replaced by the enlarging egg-filled uterus (Fig. ).
Taenia saginata was differentiated from Taenia solium infection by the late s. However, the exact life cycle of T. saginata was discovered around when the cattle was identified as the immediate host. Morphology (return to top) T. saginata is a long flattened ribbon-like tapeworm that is white in color. It is about 6 to 7 milimeters in.