Development ofTrypanosoma fallisi in the leech,Desserobdella picta, in toads (Bufo americanus), and in vitro

@article{Martin2004DevelopmentOF,
  title={Development ofTrypanosoma fallisi in the leech,Desserobdella picta, in toads (Bufo americanus), and in vitro},
  author={D. San Martin and Sherwin S. Desser},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={77},
  pages={18-26}
}
SummaryThe development ofTrypanosoma fallisi ofBufo americanus from Algonquin Park, Ontario was studied by light and electron microscopy in blood culture, in its leech vectorDesserobdella (=Batracobdella) picta, and in its toad host. In culture, bloodstream trypomastigotes transformed within one day to elongate epimastigotes which divided into rosettes. These gave rise to amastigotes, spheromastigotes, stumpy and elongate epimastigotes, and slender metacyclic trypomastigotes over a 4- to 6-day… 

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