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Choose the free living round worm from the following:

A
Ascaris
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Ancylostoma
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C
Wuchereria
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D
Caenorhabditis
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Solution

The correct option is D Caenorhabditis
Caenorhabditis is a free-living round worm whereas Ascaris, Ancylostoma and Wuchereria are parasitic round worms.
Ascaris and Ancylostoma (Hookworm) causes an infection of the intestines known as Ascariasis and Ancylostomiasis, respectively.
Wuchereria causes a lymphatic infection known as lymphatic filariasis or elephantiasis.

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