Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted the dorsal (upper) surface of a Giardia protozoan that had been isolated from a rat’s intestine. Some of the identifying morphologic characteristics include pairs of thread-like flagella that facilitate motility, and a ventolateral flange that appears as a “ruffle” around the anterior portion of the organism. Pairs of flagella seen here include an anterior, posterior-lateral, and caudal pairs.

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Giardia protozoan


Source: Microbeworld

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* Brilliant mind work, this picture is a Giardia lamblia trophozoite.~

dR said...

This photo, I think, is credited to the late Stan Erlandsen from the U of Minnesota. Of course, it wasn't color enhanced back then. I was lucky enough to work as a grad student with Dr. Erlandsen. He took many great pictures of Giardia along with Dr. Feely.

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