Scratching the sporocyst surface: characterisation of European Aggregata species by atomic force microscopy

@article{Gestal2001ScratchingTS,
  title={Scratching the sporocyst surface: characterisation of European Aggregata species by atomic force microscopy},
  author={Camino Gestal and C. Serra and A. De La Guerra and Santiago Pascual},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={88},
  pages={242-246}
}
The application of atomic force microscopy to the understanding of surface structure and atomic-scale measurements on the sporocyst of European Aggregata species, intracellular coccidia of the cephalopods Octopus vulgaris and Sepia officinalis, is presented here. Using the roughness mean surface (RMS) as an index, we reveal texture to be a key parameter for characterisation of the sporocyst surface properties, which resolve the historical synonymy within the European Aggregatidae. Roughness… CONTINUE READING