Trypanosoma

Genus of Protozoa that causes serious infections in humans and domestic animals. African trypanosomes, of the brucei group, are carried by Tsetse flies ( Glossina ) and, when they enter the bloodstream of the mammalian host go through a complex series of stages. Perhaps the most interesting feature is that there are recurrent bouts of parasitaemia as the parasite alters its surface antigens to evade the immune response of the host (see antigenic variation). The repertoire of antigenic variation is considerable. The S. American trypanosomes (of which T. cruzi is the best known) are carried by reduviid bugs, and cause a chronic and incurable disease (Chagas disease). Other interesting features of trypanosomes are the kinetoplast DNA and glycosomes (organelles containing enzymes of the glycolytic chain). ...

Trypanosoma

Trypanosoma is a genus of kinetoplastids (class Kinetoplastida), a monophyletic group of unicellular parasitic flagellate protozoa. The name is derived from the Greek trypano- (borer) and soma (body) because of their corkscrew-like motion. All trypanosomes are heteroxenous (requiring more than one obligatory host to complete life cycle) and most a...
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Trypanosoma

<protozoa> Genus of Protozoa that causes serious infections in humans and domestic animals. African trypanosomes, of the brucei group, are carried by Tsetse flies and, when they enter the bloodstream of the mammalian host go through a complex series of stages. ... Perhaps the most interesting feature is that there are recurrent bouts of paras...
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Trypanosoma

(tri-pan″o-so´mә) a genus of protozoa parasitic in the blood and lymph of invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans; most species live part of their life cycle in the intestines of insects or other invertebrates, but the typical adult stage is found only in the vertebrate host. T. gambien´se and ...
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Trypanosoma

Trypanosoma 1. Genus of protozoa that causes serious infections in humans and domestic animals. 2. A genus of protozoa parasitic in the blood and lymph of invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans. Most species live part of their life cycle in the intestines of insects or other invertebrates, but the typical adult stage is found only in the...
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Trypanosoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: tri-pan′ō-sō′mă, trip′ă-nō- Definitions: 1. A genus of asexual digenetic protozoan flagellates (family Trypanosomatidae) that have a spindle-shaped body with an undulating membrane on one side, a single anterior flagellum, and a kinetoplast; they are parasitic in the blood plasma ...
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