Scanning electron microscopy of Blastocystis hominis cysts

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Scanning electron microscopy of Blastocystishominis cysts reveals that some cysts have an outer coat, whereas others are naked. If intact, the outer coat forms a fan-like structure around the cyst and its surface is granular. The fragmented outer coat adheres to other cysts and bacteria, forming irregular clumps.

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Received: 15 September 1997 / Accepted: 2 December 1997

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Zaman, V., Howe, J. & Ng, M. Scanning electron microscopy of Blastocystis hominis cysts. Parasitol Res 84, 476–477 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004360050432

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Keywords

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sodium Cacodylate
  • Coated Cyst
  • Outer Coat
  • IgG2 Subclass Antibody