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This digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image 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 ventrolateral flange that appears as a “ruffle” around the anterior portion of the organism. The flagella seen here, were arranged in an anterior, posterior-lateral, and caudal pairing.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Stan Erlandsen; Dr. Dennis Feely
Creation Date:1982
Photo Credit:Dr. Stan Erlandsen; Dr. Dennis Feely
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