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Plasmodium spp, blood smear
<i >Plasmodium</i>  spp, blood smear
Plasmodium spp, blood smear

Plasmodium spp in a blood smear (1,000X) from a gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). Pigmented gametocytes are present within the cytoplasm of mature and polychromatophilic erythrocytes.

Courtesy of Dr. A. J. Van Wettere.