hypermastigote


hypermastigote
Large multi-flagellate symbiotic protozoa found in the gut of termites and wood-eating cockroaches. Most bizarre example of the group is Mixotricha paradoxica that actually has few flagella and is propelled by spirochaetes (bacteria) that are attached to special bracket-like regions of the cell wall.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • hypermastigote — ▪ protozoan order       any member of the zooflagellate protozoan order Hypermastigida. Hypermastigotes are complex, uninucleate, multiflagellate organisms that are parasitic or symbiotic in the digestive systems of termites, cockroaches, and… …   Universalium

  • hypermastigote — hy·per·mastigote …   English syllables

  • hypermastigote — noun flagellate symbiotic in the intestines of e.g. termites • Hypernyms: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellate protozoan, ↑flagellated protozoan, ↑mastigophoran, ↑mastigophore • Member Holonyms: ↑Hypermastigina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mastotermes — darwiniensis Mastotermes darwiniensis Systematik Unterklasse: Fluginsekten (Pterygota) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mastotermes darwiniensis — Systematik Unterklasse: Fluginsekten (Pterygota) Überordnung: Neuflügler (Neoptera) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mastotermitidae — Mastotermes darwiniensis Mastotermes darwiniensis Systematik Unterklasse: Fluginsekten (Pterygota) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zooflagellate — /zoh euh flaj euh lit, layt /, n. any flagellated protozoan that lacks photosynthetic pigment and feeds on organic matter: often parasitic. [1955 60; ZOO + FLAGELLATE] * * * ▪ protozoan       any flagellate protozoan that is traditionally of the… …   Universalium

  • flagellate protozoan — noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals • Syn: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellated protozoan, ↑mastigophoran, ↑mastigophore • Derivationally related forms: ↑flagellate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flagellated protozoan — noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑flagellate, ↑flagellate protozoan, ↑mastigophoran, ↑mastigophore • Derivationally related forms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypermastigina — noun cellulose producing flagellates • Syn: ↑order Hypermastigina • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Zoomastigina, ↑subclass Zoomastigina • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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