hemoflagellate


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hemoflagellate

[‚hē·mə′flaj·ə·lət]
(invertebrate zoology)
A parasitic, flagellate protozoan that lives in the blood of the host.
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This hemoflagellate shares with Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas' disease, immunochemical and biological characteristics such as geographical distribution, animal reservoirs, vectors, vertebrate hosts and antigenic determinants.
Thus it is concluded that Trypanosoma danilewskyi strain F Cc 1 is a potential hemoflagellate pathogen of juvenile common carp as it causes mortality, anemia and altered blood parameters.
Trypanosomiasis is caused by hemoflagellate protozoa of the Trypanosoma genus.
Species of the genus Leishmania, a protozoan member of the hemoflagellate group, are the causative agents of human leishmaniasis, which has a reservoir in rodents, dogs, saguins, marsupials and others in the wild animal population, and is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Lutzomia and Phlebotomus.