Sexual processes in the kinetoplastida.

  title={Sexual processes in the kinetoplastida.},
  author={Andrew Tait},
  volume={86 (Pt 4)},
The commonly held view that the kinetoplastida, and in particular trypanosomes, are asexual is largely derived from the principle that an organism is asexual until proved sexual. If the basis for this view is examined in detail, it largely arises from the lack of morphologically distinguishable gametes, the difficulties encountered in visualizing chromosomes and a few experiments, using drug-resistant stocks, in which no recombination between stocks could be demonstrated. While it is clear that… CONTINUE READING