The group of Wuchereria bancrofti which causes filaria in human being is (A)Protozoa (B)Bacteria (C) Virus (D)Helminth
The group of Wuchereria bancrofti which causes filaria in human being is (A)Protozoa (B)Bacteria (C) Virus (D)Helminth

Correct option: (D)

Solution:

  • Filariasis is caused by Wuchereria bancrofti that inhabit the lymphatic vessels.
  • Wuchereria bancrofti is a thread-like filarial nematode (roundworm) and belongs to helminths.
  • Viruses are acellular obligate parasite while bacteria are prokaryotes.
  • Protozoans are eukaryotic unicellular organisms .
  • Wuchereria is multicellular eukaryote with organ system level body organization.