Organism on the Loose
Trichomonas vaginalis is out on the loose once again after an outbreak occured earlier this month. But, we are working night and day to find and help prevent the spread of this parasite.This organism is a unicellular eukaryote and reproduces asexually through longitudinal fission which means it splits into two cells, starting from the top to the bottom. Luckily though, it does not have a cell wall and should be able to be caught if you can catch it before it gets away with its flagellum. But beware, the organism has an undulating cell membrane, which sweeps nutrients into the organism's "mouth" (cytostome), making encounters with it extremely dangerous.
Sources of pictures and information
"BIOL 230 Lecture Guide - Trichomonas Vaginalis." BIOL 230 Lecture Guide - Trichomonas Vaginalis. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.
"Trichomonas Vaginalis: Morphology, Habitat, Nutrition, and Life Cycle." Basic Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2015.