What does Trypomastigotes mean?

What does Trypomastigotes mean?

Noun. trypomastigote (plural trypomastigotes) (biology) A stage in the unicellular life cycle, typically of trypanosomes, where the flagellum is posterior of the nucleus, and connected to the cell body by a long undulating membrane.

What are Epimastigotes?

Epimastigotes are an extracellular and noninfective form of the parasite found in the midgut of insect vectors, where they multiply by binary fission.

What is the Metacyclic parasite?

The Metacyclic Parasite Metacyclic promastigotes were identified more than 30 years ago as the parasite form responsible for infection of the mammalian host (Sacks and Perkins, 1984).

What is the difference between Amastigote and Trypomastigote?

Trypomastigotes invade cells, where they reproduce asexually as amastigotes. The cell dies and amastigotes are released. Some will infect other cells and continue the amastigote reproductive cycle, while others will circulate in the blood, where they develop into nondividing trypomastigotes.

What is Hemoflagellates?

Definition of hemoflagellate : a flagellate (such as a trypanosome) that is a blood parasite.

What are Procyclic Trypomastigotes?

Procyclic trypomastigote cell division occurs in the midgut of the tsetse (Figure 3II) to generate a pool of parasites that can then attempt the task of infecting the tsetse salivary glands (SG).

What is Metacyclic Promastigote?

The infectious metacyclic promastigotes of Leishmania protozoa establish infection in a mammalian host after they are deposited into the dermis by a sand fly vector. Several Leishmania virulence factors promote infection, including the glycosylphosphatidylinositol membrane-anchored major surface protease (MSP).

What is the kinetoplast?

The kinetoplast is a specialized region of the mitochondria of trypanosomatids that harbors the most complex and unusual mitochondrial DNA found in nature. Kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) is composed of thousands of circular molecules topologically interlocked to form a single network.

What is Heteroxenous?

Definition of heteroxenous : infesting more than one kind of host especially : requiring at least two kinds of host to complete the life cycle —used of various parasites (as the malaria parasites or the liver flukes)

What is meant by Hemoparasites?

Medical Definition of hemoparasite : an animal parasite (as a hemoflagellate or a filarial worm) living in the blood of a vertebrate.

What is trypanosomosis?

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a vector-borne parasitic disease. It is caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Trypanosoma.