alexa Electron-microscopic observations of the Coccidioides immitis parasitic cycle in vivo.


Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Sun SH, Cole GT, Drutz DJ, Harrison JL

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Abstract BALB/c mice were inoculated by intranasal challenge with viable arthroconidia of C. immitis and in-vivo morphogenesis of the fungal pathogen was investigated by electron-microscopic examination of pulmonary lavage and cryofractured lung specimens. Samples were prepared at intervals over an 11-day period. Stages of spherule and endospore development were easily identified by scanning and thin-section electron microscopy. Details of morphogenesis of the pathogen in vivo closely resemble developmental aspects reported from in-vitro studies.
This article was published in J Med Vet Mycol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

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