Taxonomy: Class Blastocystea
Animal: Blastocystis hominis 8 06 .jpg
Sites: Gut
Blastocystis hominis - vacuolar form has a central vacuole with 1 - 4 nuclei and 5 - 20 microns wide). This is the form found in culture or passed from the colon and is thought possibly be the typical form but they are not the forms present in the colon and seem to develop in faeces after excretion from the body and in culture. . CM cell membrane, CVM central vacuole membrane, CV central vacuole, ER endoplasmic reticulum, M mitochrodrion, n crescentic condensed chromatin band in nucleus, Nu nucleus; PER, perinuclear endoplasmic reticulum; SC, surface coat. (EM by Deb Stenzel.) see 7 03, 06, 11.

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