General Parasitology and Protozoa
Cyst of Entamoeba histolytica how many nuclei?
a. Cyst of E. Histolytica contains 1-4 nuclei. It is the infectious form for Entamoeba histolytica.
b. It is 10-15 micron. Spherical and quadrinucleate.
c. Thick chitinous wall which makes it resistant to gastric acid and chlorine in water.
d. Uninucleate and binucleate have a glycogen mass (stains brown with iodine) and 1-4 chromatoid bars (stains black with iron-hematoxylin).