Diplomonadida


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Diplomonadida

[‚dip·lō·mə′nad·ə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of small, colorless protozoans in the class Zoomastigophorea, having a bilaterally symmetrical body with four flagella on each side.
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Three alternative hypotheses for the observed distribution of parasitic and free-living lifestyles within the Diplomonadida in relation to the outgroup Chilomastix, a retortomonad genus, are presented in Figure 3.
It appears then, that enteric parasites have produced free-living descendants at least twice in the evolution of the Diplomonadida.
Examination of some of the character state transformations in the phylogenetic analysis of the Diplomonadida (see Siddall et al.
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