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Species differentiation in the genus Leishmania by morphometric studies with the electron microscope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  869605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Morphometric comparison of some ultrastructural features of leishmanial amastigotes demonstrated species-characteristic differences. These occurred in parameters relating to size, such as diameter and microtubule number; statistical analysis resolved four groups from the seven isolates studied. The results were not inconsistent with previous measurements, mostly with the light microscope, by other workers. The unqualified assertion that Leishmania species are morphologically identical is therefore no longer valid.
P J Gardener; L Shchory; M L Chance
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-4983     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-23     Completed Date:  1977-07-23     Revised Date:  2009-05-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985178R     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Med Parasitol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Leishmania / classification*,  ultrastructure
Microscopy, Electron

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