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PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 8(10) October 2012

PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 8(10) October 2012

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The genome of the obligate intracellular parasite Trachipleistophora hominis: new insights into microsporidian genome dynamics and reductive evolution.

The micrograph depicts an early spore stage of Trachipleistophora hominis (see Heinz et al., doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002979) prepared with the Tokuyasu method for cryosectioning and stained with uranyl acetate. The image was pseudocolored to highlight several important features of this intracellular parasite. The polar tube is shown in green, the underlying polaroblast in purple, and the spore wall in blue. The spore is separated from the host cell cytoplasm by the parasitophorous vacuole, which is presented in red.

Image Credit: Christian Hacker and John M. Lucocq, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.

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The genome of the obligate intracellular parasite Trachipleistophora hominis: new insights into microsporidian genome dynamics and reductive evolution.

The micrograph depicts an early spore stage of Trachipleistophora hominis (see Heinz et al., doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002979) prepared with the Tokuyasu method for cryosectioning and stained with uranyl acetate. The image was pseudocolored to highlight several important features of this intracellular parasite. The polar tube is shown in green, the underlying polaroblast in purple, and the spore wall in blue. The spore is separated from the host cell cytoplasm by the parasitophorous vacuole, which is presented in red.

Image Credit: Christian Hacker and John M. Lucocq, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.ppat.v08.i10.g001