Monday, 3 December 2012

Cell Picture Show

One of my scanning electron microscope images from my research into the division of Leishmania parasites is currently featured in the Cell journal picture show on parasites and vectors. You can check it out (image number 11) here.

"Leishmania mexicana promastigotes, which normally inhabit the gut of the sand fly vector, are shown at different stages of the cell cycle. Cells are arranged by cell-cycle progression, increasing in a clockwise direction. L. mexicana mainly causes a mild form of cutaneous leishmaniasis, forming ulcers at the bite site of an infected sand fly."

Software used:
ImageJ: Micrograph processing

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