Development of Trypanoplasma borreli (Mastigophora: Kinetoplastida) in the leech vector Piscicola geometra and its infectivity for the common carp, Cyprinus carpio.

@article{Kruse1989DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of Trypanoplasma borreli (Mastigophora: Kinetoplastida) in the leech vector Piscicola geometra and its infectivity for the common carp, Cyprinus carpio.},
  author={P Kruse and Dieter Steinhagen and Wolfgang K{\"o}rting},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1989},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={527-30}
}
The development of Trypanoplasma borreli in the crop of the leech vector Piscicola geometra was characterized by significant changes in morphology. Immediately after ingestion by the leech, stumpy-shaped T. borreli predominated and numerous dividing specimens were found. This led to long and slender trypanoplasms near the end of the infection. The infection was terminated with complete digestion of the blood stored in the crop of the leech. The longest period of infection observed was 11 days… CONTINUE READING