Identifying factors inducing trophozoite differentiation into hypnospores in Perkinsus species.

Abstract

Trophozoites of species of Perkinsus in host tissues readily differentiate into hypnospores when incubated in Ray's fluid thioglycollate medium (RFTM). In contrast, hypnospores have rarely been observed in vivo, and when reported they have been associated with dying hosts. The objective of this study was to determine what altered environmental conditions… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2012.07.004

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