Transmission electron microscopic studies of stages of Histomonas meleagridis from clonal cultures
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Histomonas meleagridis is a 10–20 μm-sized flagellated protozoan, causing histomoniasis in gallinaceous birds. Different strains of H. meleagridis from different origins were used to establish clonal cultures, which can be traced back to a single cell. Cells from these clonal cultures were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Results gave detailed insights in the ultrastructure showing a single flagellum, a band of microtubules remnants of an axostyle or of a costa, respectively pelta, hydrogenosomes, nucleus, spindle apparatus, and other organelles of the trophozoites of H. meleagridis.
KeywordsElectron Microscopic Examination Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Rice Starch Transmission Electron Microscopic Examination Food Vacuole
We are grateful to the support of the King Saud University in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia.
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