Taxonomy: Class Blastocystea
Animal: Blastocystis hominis 8 11.jpg
Sites: Gut
Blastocystis hominis cysts. Cysts arise from the multivacuolar forms in the colon, is about 5 microns wide, usually one nucleus, thick cyst wall and very small vacuoles. This may be the transmissible stage but this has not been proven - Iodine preparation. see EM of cysts in slides 8 02, 8 04 8 05.

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