volume 75, issue 1, P135 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282951
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Abstract: Ookinetes of Haemoproteus meleagridis were structurally similar to kinetes of other apicomplexan parasites and possessed a polar ring complex (PRC) composed of an electron-lucent polar ring with 25 supporting tines. Fifty subpellicular microtubules were anchored in a circle to the inner surface of the polar ring. A bilayered electron-dense canopy was continuous with the inner layer of the pellicle and formed a caplike cover over the PRC. Embedded rings of actin-sized microfilaments completely encircled each la…

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