Question

Optimum temperature for the development of Ascaris is

A
85oC
B
100oC
C
37oC
D
20oC
Solution
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Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) is the most important soil-transmitted helminth pathogenic to man. The optimum temperature for the development of Ascaris is 20-25oC. Eggs do not survive direct heat, desiccation and sunlight.
Therefore, the correct answer is option D.

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