Ultrathin sections of merozoites were incubated with sheep Abs to calmodulin from bovine testis (these Abs are specific for all calmodulins found in all eukaryotic cells; It is not clear if the Ab reacted with all homologs of calmodulin or specifically with some of them) and then with protein-A gold. a. an are of intense immunoreactivity is located on the merozoite apical end. Some label was also noted immediately under the plasma membrane (arrows). b, e) Tangential section of the apical end of maturing merozoites, the calmodulin labeling is mostly on the polar rings.. A – apical end; R – rhoptry; Pr – polar ring. Bar= 0.1 mm.
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