Dissection of Chordodes formosanus infected with Colletotrichum fructicola (sexual state) A Cross section of the hairworm showing perithecia lined up underneath the cuticle. Stained with Trypan blue. Abbreviations of hairworm structures: cuticle (cut), epidermis (epi) and longitudinal muscles (lm). The muscles detached from the epidermis due to dehydration of the tissues. Arrow = perithecia. Further cross-sections are present in Suppl. material 2; B Cross section of a perithecium with asci and ascospores inside (enlarged fromFig. 2A); C Cross section of the hairworm showing a perithecium protruding the cuticle layer. 

  Part of: De Vivo M, Wang W-H, Chen K-H, Huang J-P (2021) First detection of Colletotrichum fructicola (Ascomycota) on horsehair worms (Nematomorpha). Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e72798. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e72798