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Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 435–442 | Cite as

Electron microscope observations on the interaction ofMycoplasma fermentans withTrichomonas vaginalis

  • E. Scholtyseck
  • J. Teras
  • I. Kasakova
  • K. K. Sethi
Original Investigations

Abstract

Cultures ofTrichomonas vaginalis were found to be contaminated withMycoplasma fermentans. By means of electron microscopy the interaction between the prokaryotic organisms and the trichomonads was examined. Cells ofM. fermentans were observed in the medium; some of them were attached to the surface of the trichomonads and others were observed in membrane-bounded vacuoles of trichomonads. They were also present in the ground substance of the cytoplasm. The mycoplasms divided by binary fission like other prokaryotes. The most obvious change occurring in the infected trichomonad cells was an increase in number of vacuoles containing mycoplasmas.

Keywords

Electron Microscope Microscope Observation Obvious Change Electron Microscope Observation Ground Substance 
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Abbreviations

CG

Paracostal granule (hydrogenosome)

CMP

contact between mycoplasma andTrichomonas cell

CS

costa

ER

endoplasmic reticulum

F

flagellum

FV

food vacuole

I

invagination

KI

kinetosome

ME

medium

MY

mycoplasma

MYC

mycoplasmas in cytoplasm

MYCH

mycoplasmas in chain

MYV

mycoplasmas in vacuole

N

nucleus

RB

parabasal apparatus

PEL

pelta

PS

pseudopod

RV

residual of vacuolar membrane

UM

undulating membrane

V

vacuole

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scholtyseck
    • 1
  • J. Teras
    • 2
  • I. Kasakova
    • 2
  • K. K. Sethi
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung für ProtozoologieZoologisches Institut der Universität BonnBonn 1Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Protozoology Department, Experimental Biology InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Estonian S.S.R.(Tallinn)USSR
  3. 3.Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie der Universität BonnBonn 1Federal Republic of Germany

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