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Figure 3: (a, b) are scanning electron micrographs and (c–f) transmission electron micrographs from the cross-sections. (a) infected RBCs from hamster harboring babesial organisms. (b) immune cell (neutrophil) attached to babesial organisms via extended pseudopods. (c) Cross section of the infected RBC from hamster harboring 2 distinct trophozoites. (d–f) cross-section of neutrophil extending pseudopods toward extracellular babesia during attachment (d), engulfment (e), and ingestion (f) of the organism (hamster blood).