Blood cell infected with malaria parasite

Malaria is caused by the single-celled parasite Plasmodium. It is transmitted from one person to another by certain species of blood sucking mosquito. The parasite spends part of its complex life cycle inside red blood cells.

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Protozoa

Protozoa can be observed using unstained wet mounts. The following website gives an overview of some of the commonly found freshwater protozoa.

microscopy-uk.org.uk

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