Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells

These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.

The Scientist Staff
Apr 10, 2017

GEORGE POINAR JR., OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

(See G. Poinar, “Fossilized mammalian erythrocytes associated with a tick reveal ancient piroplasms,” J Med. Entomol., doi:10.1093/jme/tjw247, 2017.)