Figure 1: Erythrocyte uptake performed with E. dispar (blue) and E. histolytica (red) by light microscopy. The experiment was repeated three times independently in triplicates. The statistical comparisons showed significant differences in the erythrophagocytic capacity between species and among times ( ; different letters on top). Moreover, species compared with their reciprocal times also showed a significant difference ( ; bottom letters: a with b, c with d, and e with f) ( ). Outliers.