Side-by-side three-dimensionally tomographic images of two different red blood cells showing internal contents. One shows malaria parasites and the other shows gold nanoparticles contained within an organelle

FIGURE 2-14Tomographic image of red blood cell containing malaria parasites and gold nanoparticles

Parasites were allowed to invade red blood cells containing gold particles. The image is a rendered model overlaid onto a virtual section. The parasite surface is depicted in translucent gray and the digestive vacuole in blue. The model reveals the morphology of the gold particle-containing structure in the parasite cytoplasm. Scale bar, 3.5 μm.

SOURCE: Hanssen et al., 2011.

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