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my favorite protozoa..Giardia lamblia...morphologically that is..bunch of little smiling faces but dont be fooled by their cuteness..they can cause some serious damage..

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Giardia lamblia protozoa, SEM I picked some of these up on my second trip to India. Not a big fan.

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Exame parasitológico de fezes Nessa lâmina podemos observar: - Ovo de 'Enterobius vermicularis' - Cistos de 'E. coli' ('Entamoeba coli') - Cistos de 'Giardia lamblia' #biomedicina #parasitologia #analisesclinicas #biologia #tiraojaleco #exameparasitologica #enterobiusvermicularis #ecoli #giardialamblia

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PHIL Image 3394 - This is an illustration of the life cycle of Giardia lamblia (intestinalis), the causal agent of Giardiasis http://1.usa.gov/1HdCBi8

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Giardia Genome Unlocked

""Giardia lamblia" is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the small intestine, causing giardiasis. Parasite attaches to epithelium by a ventral adhesive disc, and reproduces via binary fission. Giardiasis does not spread via the bloodstream, nor does it spread to other parts of gastrointestinal tract, but remains confined to the lumen of the small intestine. Chief pathways of human infection include ingestion of untreated sewage, common in undeveloped…

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