Close
  Indian J Med Microbiol
 

Figure 3: Four major morphological forms of Blastocystis in Jones' medium: (a) unstained wet mount preparation showing vacuolar form with peripheral nuclei (arrow head), (b) vacuolar form with translucent cell membrane and without prominent nucleus, (c) granular form unstained wet mount, (d) granular form stained with methylene blue, (e-g) cyst-like form unstained, in iodine stain, and lactophenol cotton blue stain, respectively (arrow head showing cyst formation inside degenerating cell), (h and i) Ameboid form of Blastocystis consisting of pseudopodia (arrowheads). Scale bar: 20 μm

Figure 3: Four major morphological forms of <i>Blastocystis</i> in Jones' medium: (a) unstained wet mount preparation showing vacuolar form with peripheral nuclei (arrow head), (b) vacuolar form with translucent cell membrane and without prominent nucleus, (c) granular form unstained wet mount, (d) granular form stained with methylene blue, (e-g) cyst-like form unstained, in iodine stain, and lactophenol cotton blue stain, respectively (arrow head showing cyst formation inside degenerating cell), (h and i) Ameboid form of <i>Blastocystis</i> consisting of pseudopodia (arrowheads). Scale bar: 20 μm