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Figure 3

From: Hematodinium sp. and its bacteria-like endosymbiont in European brown shrimp (Crangon crangon)

Figure 3

Ultrastructure of trophont and spore stages of Hematodinium sp. from Crangon crangon . (A) Bi-nucleate trophont containing trichocysts (T), mitochondria (M), vacuoles (V), Lipid Droplets (L) and a surrounding alveolar membrane (white arrow). (B) Dinospore with similar features to A. but with additional presence of numerous bacteria-like symbionts within the parasite cytoplasm (arrows). Bacteria-like symbionts appear to reside in an electron lucent vacuole (black arrow). (C) Dinospore with similar features to B but with additional presence of bacteria-like symbionts within the parasite nucleoplasm (arrow). (D) Detail of trichocyst within the parasite cytoplasm. The electron dense laminar core (asterisk in main image and inset) is surrounded by the trichocyst sac (white arrow) that terminates at the pusular sac (black arrow). (E) Detail of apicomplexan-like micropore (arrow) and blebbing of alveolar membrane surrounding the trophont (inset). (F) Flagella of dinospore stage displaying classic 9 + 2 arrangement of microtubules (arrow).

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