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(Science: microbiology) the outer covering of a protozoan: the plasma membrane plus underlying reinforcing structures, for example the membrane bounded spaces (alveoli) just below the plasma membrane in ciliates.

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Need URGENT help identifying unkown bacteria!

... whitish/clear color. In the nutrient broth, in a test tube, there was sediment, turbidity, the color was a yellowish/white, and was unsure of the pellicle. I thought there wasn't but I'm going to check again. When I took a gram stain I found the following: Cocci in clusters Spores - Motility + ...

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by graymonkey44
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Need URGENT help identifying unkown bacteria!
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The Fiber Disease

... rest of the cell, except for a diminished mouth called the micropore, the membrane is supported by vesicles called alveoli, forming a semi-rigid pellicle. The presence of alveoli and other traits place the Apicomplexa among a group called the alveolates. Several related flagellates, such as Perkinsus ...

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by Skytroll
Tue May 02, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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