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Three-dimensional reconstruction of rabbit-derived Pneumocystis carinii from serial-thin sections. I: Trophozoite

Three-dimensional reconstruction of rabbit-derived Pneumocystis carinii from serial-thin sections. I: Trophozoite

Journal of Protozoology 38(4): 402-407

ISSN/ISBN: 0022-3921

PMID: 1787425

DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.1991.tb01377.x

The highly complex ultrastructural morphology of the endomembrane system in Pneumocystis carinii led us to perform three-dimensional reconstruction from serial-thin sections using the CATIA (Conception Assistée Tridimensionnelle Inter Active) Dassault system program. The three-dimensional reconstruction of a small trophozoite made it possible to better understand the morphological relationship among organelles and to suggest cytophysiological hypotheses. By reconstructing other parasite stages, we gathered information about the evolution of organelles during the life cycle and about their physiology.

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