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Jan 18, 2020

Cryptosporidium - Morphology, Microscopy, Tests, Infection/Treatment

Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan parasites that infect a wide range of vertebrates (humans included). Read more here.

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Jan 16, 2020

Cyclospora - Definition, Characteristics and Microscopy Observations

The genus Cyclospora consists of unicellular coccidian parasites responsible for the intestinal infection known as cyclosporiasis. See more here.

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Jan 06, 2020

Fluorescent Dyes in Microscopy - Types, Vs Proteins, Applications Etc.

Fluorescent dyes may simply be described as molecules that, in microscopy, produce fluorescence of different colors to be visualized and analyzed. Read more.

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Jan 01, 2020

Pseudopods - Definition, Function, Movement and Examples

Pseudopods are temporary extensions of the cytoplasm (also referred to as false feet) used for locomotion and feeling. Take a look here!

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Dec 30, 2019

Agranulocytes - Definition, Function, Production, Differences

Agranulocytes, which include lymphocytes and monocytes, are a type of white blood cells that, unlike granulocytes, lack visible granules. Read more!

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Dec 30, 2019

Cytokines - Definition, Types, Receptors, Functions - In Inflammation

Cytokines are a variety of regulatory/signaling molecules (small proteins or glycoprotein) produced by various nucleated cells in the body. Read more!

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Dec 09, 2019

Trichonympha - Definition, Classification and Characteristics

Trichonympha is a genus consisting of parabasalid protists found in the hindgut of lower termite species as well as cockroach that feed on wood.

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Dec 07, 2019

Trypanosoma - Classification, Characteristics, Life Cycle & Microscopy

Trypanosoma is a genus consisting of hemoflagellate protozoa that exist as obligatory parasites of plants, mammals and other animals. Read more.

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Dec 02, 2019

Giardia - Classification, Cell Biology, Life Cycle and Microscopy

Giardia is a genus of flagellated species with similar morphological characteristics in various environments; causing illness in humans & other vertebrates.

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Nov 29, 2019

Structure and Functions of Cilia and Flagella

Cilia and flagella are fine, whiplike/hairlike structures that extend from the body of a variety of cells which vary in terms of length, numbers and movement.

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