Taxonomy: f. Cryptosporidiidae
Animal: Cryptosporidium parvum 1 10.jpg
Cryptosporidium parvum - Iodine stain of a faecal smear, oocysts are acid fast, generally round, 4 - 5 microns, each mature oocyst contains 4 sporozoites. (The normal permanent stains for faecal smears such as Trichrome and Iron Hematoxylin do not adequetly stain cryptosporidium. ( C - Cryptosporidium, Y - Yeast).
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