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|Title:||Scanning electron microscopy of the surface coat of Blastocystis hominis|
|Citation:||Zaman, V., Howe, J., Ng, M., Goh, T.K. (1999). Scanning electron microscopy of the surface coat of Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research 85 (12) : 974-976. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Scanning electron microscopy of Blastocystis hominis showed that its outer coat has a fibrillar structure and individual fibrils may extend up to 5 μm from the periphery of the parasite. The surface coat remains intact during cell division. Bacteria are often seen adhering to it, but for the first time a trophozoite of Chilomastix mesnili was also seen in this position. It is postulated that breakdown of attached organisms may provide nutrients for Blastocystis.|
|Source Title:||Parasitology Research|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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