Parasitology Research

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 73–74 | Cite as

Isolation ofBlastocystis from the cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattidae)

  • V. Zaman
  • G. C. Ng
  • K. Suresh
  • E. H. Yap
  • M. Singh
Short Communications

Abbreviations

CW

cyst wall

FU

fuzzy layer

FI

filamentous layer

LA

lacunes, endoplasmic reticulum-like structures

N

nucleus

V

vacuole

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Zaman
    • 1
  • G. C. Ng
    • 1
  • K. Suresh
    • 1
  • E. H. Yap
    • 1
  • M. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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