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Description:Caption:
This is an electron microscopic (EM) image of Leishmania braziliensis promastigotes grown in cell culture. Note the dense kinetoplasts in the cytoplasm of these flagellated forms.
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“Promastigotes are not found in human tissue; this stage occurs in the mid-gut of the sand fly (genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia) intermediate hosts. Promastigotes are elongate, slender and measure about 10-12 µm in length. They have a large central nucleus and a kinetoplast located near the anterior end. A flagellum arises at the anterior end, that may be longer than the rest of the promastigote.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Cynthia Goldsmith and Luciana Flannery
Creation Date:2017
Photo Credit:Cynthia Goldsmith and Luciana Flannery
Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx); Leishmaniasis
CDC - Global Health - Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria; Parasites - Leishmaniasis
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