Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Schüffner’s Dots

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2816-2
The colored dots described by Schüffner in Plasmodium vivax are fine caveolae (= invaginations) at the surface of the infected reticulocytes (which become filled with the stain). Maurer’s clefts, however, are enlargements of the parasitophorous vacuole inside P. falciparum- and P. malariae-infected red blood cells (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Blood Cell Parasitophorous Vacuole Infected Reticulocyte 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany