karyomastigont

karyomastigont

[¦kar·ē·ō′mas·tə‚gänt]
(invertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to members of the protozoan order Oxymonadida; individuals can be uni- or multinucleate, and unattached forms give rise to two pairs of flagella.
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Our plan was to study, by morphological correlation at the transmission electron microscopic level, endo- or ectonuclear bacterial symbionts and/or contractile karyomastigont that we saw in living M.
Our karyomastigont model of the origin of the nucleocytoskeletal system is consistent with observations both on confusions between undulipodia and spirochetes (Fig.
2) The karyomastigont organellar system (a chromosome-containing membrane-bounded nucleus with a proteinaceous connector that attaches to the centriole-kinetosomes at the base of the undulipodia) evolved in response to selection pressures that tended to separate attached spirochetes (eubacteria that became undulipodia) from their sulfidogenic archaebacterial partners (the rest of the cytoplasm).
Harold Kirby's symbionts of termites: Karyomastigont reproduction and calonymphid taxonomy.