Morphological and Functional Aspects of Cytoskeleton of Trypanosomatids

  title={Morphological and Functional Aspects of Cytoskeleton of Trypanosomatids},
  author={Juliana C Vidal and Wanderley de Souza},
Trypanosomatidae are protozoans that include monogenetic parasites, such as the Blastocrithidia and Herpetomonas genera, as well as digenetic parasites, such as the Trypanosoma and Leishmania genera. Their life cycles alternate between insect vectors and mammalian hosts. The parasite’s life cycle involves symmetrical division and different transitional developmental stages. In trypanosomatids, the cytoskeleton is composed of subpellicular microtubules organized in a highly ordered array of… 

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