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21 April 2000 Nanoimaging and ultra structure of Entamoeba histolytica and its pseudopods by using atomic force microscope
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Proceedings Volume 3922, Scanning and Force Microscopies for Biomedical Applications II; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.383352
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Nan-imaging of Entamoeba histolytica was carried out by using Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The structure of the nucleus, endoplasm and ectoplasm were studied separately. The diameter of the nucleus in living E. histolytica was found to be of the order of 10 micrometers which is slightly higher than the earlier reported value. The presence of karysome was detected in the nucleus. Well-organized patterns of chromatoid bodies located within the endoplasm, were detected and their repetitive patterns were examined. The organized structure was also extended within the ectoplasm. The dimensions and form of the organization suggest that chromatic bodies are constituted with ribosomes ordered in the form of folded sheet. Such structures were found to be absent in non-living E. histolytica. AFM images were also captured just in the act when ameba was extending its pseudopods. Alteration in the ultrastructure caused during the process of extension was viewed. Well marked canals of width 694.05 nm. And height 211.05 nm are clearly perceptible towards the direction of the pseudopods. 3D images are presented to appreciate the height variation, which can not be achieved by conventional well-established techniques such as electron microscopy.
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Narahari V. Joshi, Honorio Medina, H. Urdaneta, and J. Barboza "Nanoimaging and ultra structure of Entamoeba histolytica and its pseudopods by using atomic force microscope", Proc. SPIE 3922, Scanning and Force Microscopies for Biomedical Applications II, (21 April 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.383352
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