Thursday, July 4, 2013

Excellent Entamoeba histolytica movies

Happy Independence Day to all of the Americans following this blog.

As a special post, I'd like to share some excellent Entamoeba histolytica movies taken by Sinclair Stammers in the lab of my mentor, Dr. Graham Clark, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Dr. Clark and Dr. Diamond wrote the definitive papers proving that E. histolytica and E. dispar are separate organisms by molecular analysis.

HERE is the link to the movies.  Search for "Entamoeba histolytica" and click the Motion button - that will bring you right to the movies.  Note the classic directional motility of the trophozoites.  They will crawl right off your slide is you let them.  The time lapse movies are fascinating. 

Dr. Clark runs the Entamoeba Homepage which some of you may find of interest.  You can access it HERE.


Opus T. Penguin said...

Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Very cool videos and link.