Taenia saginata

Adult Tapeworm

Taenia saginata, more commonly known as the “beef tapeworm,” tends to send a repulsive shiver down one’s spine.  But, wait!  Look a little deeper at this organism and one will realize how interesting it can be.  Taenia saginata is a parasitic flat worm that has evolved quite efficiently over time to adapt exceptional ways of taking in nutrients and accomplishing its complex life cycle.  Even though this organism have a very negative reputation, after exploring this website, you may learn to see its inner beauty.  (Because it tends to only see your inner beauty as well, literally!)