In vitro reversible transformation of Leishmania braziliensis panamensis between promastigote and ellipsoidal forms.

@article{Darling1987InVR,
  title={In vitro reversible transformation of Leishmania braziliensis panamensis between promastigote and ellipsoidal forms.},
  author={Thomas N Darling and Jacob J. Blum},
  journal={The Journal of protozoology},
  year={1987},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          166-8
        }
}
Raising the temperature of a log-phase culture of Leishmania braziliensis panamensis promastigotes from 26 degrees C to 34 degrees C resulted in formation of a culture containing 85% ellipsoidally shaped forms after 1.5 h. The temperature-induced ellipsoidal forms decreased in size but persisted in high proportion (85-95%) for at least 12 h at 34 degrees C. Recovery from the ellipsoidal forms to a culture containing 85-95% promastigotes was observed after returning the temperature to 26 degrees… CONTINUE READING
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