Ultrastructure of Prototheca zopfii in bovine granulomatous mastitis.


Mammary glands from cows with protothecal mastitis were examined by light and electron microscopy at 6, 13, 20, and greater than 180 days after infection. With increasing time, there were increases in severity of granulomatous inflammation, number of endospores and sporangia, and ratio of degenerate to intact algae. Algae were found in macrophages but were… (More)


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