Fig. 9: Cysts of Pneumocystis
jiroveci from the Lungs of a Person with PCP
of Pneumocystis jiroveci in bronchoalveolar material, Giemsa stain
method.The rounded cysts (arrows) are 4 to 7 µm in diameter and contain
6 to 8 intracystic bodies, whose nuclei are stained by the dye. The walls
of the cysts are not stained.
Microbiology Laboratory Manual by Gary E. Kaiser, PhD, Professor of Microbiology
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