Scanning Electron Microscopy of Fixed, Frozen, and Dried Protozoa

Science  07 Mar 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3871, pp. 1064-1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3871.1064


Selected protozoa were examined with a scanning electron microscope. The natural shape of the body and surface organelles were revealed. Chemical fixation and freeze-drying techniques described here permit a new approach to the study of protozoa.