Title

Scanning electron microscopy of Chilomastix mesnili (Wenyon 1910) Alexieieff, 1912

Document Type

Article

Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Scanning electron microscopy of Chilomastix mesnili shows that the cysts are lemon-shaped with one end broadly rounded and the other conical. The trophozoite has five flagella coming out of the anterior end. Four of these are free and the fifth is attached to the body by an undulating membrane. The undulating membrane extends along the whole length of the body of the parasite with the exception of the tail. The tail is an elongated structure almost equal in length to the main body of the parasite.

Publication

Parasitology Research

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