encystment


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encystment

[en′sist·mənt]
(biology)
The process of forming or becoming enclosed in a cyst or capsule.
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Mating compatibility and encystment characteristics of Alexandrium catenella dinoflagellate strains from Chilean southern fjords.
Early light exposures on 24-hour acclimatized snails did not trigger encystment process, although some deaths were recorded.
2015, Vannatta 2016) can be improved with measures of wetland seasonality, water flow, and depth that influence the location of intermediate hosts and metacercarial encystment by the parasite (Laursen and Stromberg 1993, Pybus 2001).
During the experimental period, which included the vegetative period and encystment (red pigment), dry weight was similar in WC and NPK medium (860-2500 pg x [cell.sup.-1]) and slightly lower in M+NPK medium (865-1565 pg x [cell.sup.-1]).
Laboratory investigations later revealed that a component of the solution induced encystment of Acanthamoeba rendering the organism more resistant to disinfection.
Skeletal muscle encystment usually is asymptomatic but may cause muscular pseudohypertrophy with a heavy parasite burden.