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Cellular Organization of Parasitic Protozoa

Parasitology

Protozoa

  1. Heinz Mehlhorn

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0172

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Mehlhorn, H. 2010. Cellular Organization of Parasitic Protozoa. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of Duesseldorf, Department of Parasitology, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Definition of the Cell
  • 2
    Unicellular Eukaryotes
  • 3
    General Morphology of Parasitic Protozoa
  • 4
    Cytoplasmic Inclusions
  • 5
    Modes of Reproduction
  • 6
    Conclusion

Keywords:

  • cellular organization of parasitic protozoa;
  • unicellular eukaryotes and higher protists;
  • eukaryotic cells, membrane-bound cytoplasm containing one or more nuclei;
  • general morphology of parasitic protozoa;
  • plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells, strikingly asymmetric;
  • mitochondria and related structures;
  • endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes and golgi apparatus;
  • microbodies, ubiquitous in eukaryotic cells