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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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Cysts were collected from the encystment vessels by sieving onto a 20-[micro]m sieve, rinsed with filtered seawater, collected in volumetric flasks, and counted (triplicate) in a Sedgewick-Rafter chamber with a light microscope.
Data on encystment and excystment rates in dinoflagellates.
These metacercariae have been shown to be fully infective soon after encystment (Herber, 1942).
The main limitations of this technique are the decreased viability of the amoebal cells and their encystment at high incubation temperature, which do not allow the recovery of bacteria requiring a temperature [greater than or equal to] 37[degrees]C.
Although incubation at 37[degrees]C may be ideal for bacterial recovery, lower temperatures (30[degrees]C-35[degrees]C) are generally used to prevent amoebal death or encystment (12,13,20).