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Title: Scanning electron microscopy of the surface coat of Blastocystis hominis
Authors: Zaman, V.
Howe, J.
Ng, M. 
Goh, T.K.
Issue Date: 1999
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
ISSN: 09320113
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