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Fig. 8 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 8

From: Descriptions of Mikrocytos veneroïdes n. sp. and Mikrocytos donaxi n. sp. (Ascetosporea: Mikrocytida: Mikrocytiidae), detected during important mortality events of the wedge clam Donax trunculus Linnaeus (Veneroida: Donacidae), in France between 2008 and 2011

Fig. 8

Transmission electron microscopy of Mikrocytos donaxi n. sp. infecting Donax trunculus mantle collected in Audierne Bay. a Dense form of the parasite with a very granulous cytoplasm and the presence of few large vesicles inside (arrow); note the eccentric position of the nucleus. b Parasite in tight contact with two mitochondria inducing a depression of the parasite membrane (arrow). c Parasite in the connective tissue at an endosomal stage, presenting a well-developed anastomosing endoplasmic reticulum near the nucleus. Abbreviations: aER, anastomosing endoplasmic reticulum; M, mitochondria; N, nucleus. Scale-bars: a, c, 1 μm; b, 0.5 μm

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