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Leukocytozoon, avian blood smear
Leukocytozoon, avian blood smear

Leukocytozoon in an avian blood smear, 400X. Several of the large basophilic gametocytes are seen distending host cells (note flattened or malformed nucleus of host cell displaced laterally). A ruptured granulocyte is also present in the center of the field (artifact).

Courtesy of Dr. Louise Bauck.