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Description:Magnified 1000X, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of a number of developing intraerythrocytic Babesia sp. organisms. These as well as other hemoprotozoan parasites, resemble Plasmodium falciparum organisms, and differentiation between the two takes the trained eye of an experienced microbiologist.
Though developmentally the Babesia spp. organisms resemble Plasmodium falciparum, these parasites present several distinguishing features: they vary more in shape and in size; and they do not produce pigment.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1974
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Links:CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases – Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Babesiosis Life Cycle
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