Biology 546
Human parasitology laboratory tutorial

The photograph is a stained blood smear from a Brazilian student who has never left the Western hemisphere. Always keep in mind that a fixed red blood cell measures about 7 micrometers in diameter. What species is represented?

Cryptosporidium parvum
Leishmania donovani
Trypanosoma cruzi
Trypanosoma gambiense

Original; photograph by S. J. Upton

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