trophozoite


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trophozoite

[‚träf·ə′zō‚īt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A vegetative protozoan; used especially of a parasite.
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No protozoan cysts or trophozoites and no ova off helminths were detected by centrifugation-flotation technique in both cats, whereas they were positives to Giardiacoproantigens.
While trophozoites are sensitive to many chemotherapeutic agents, cysts are mostly resistant.
The biopsy confirmed the presence of cysts, and no trophozoites were present in the cornea.
The total count of trophozoite and cyst forms found to vary between the seeded and non seeded plates of semisolid NNA as 1.
Upon inoculation, we observed rapid encystment of trophozoites, which El-Etr et al.
Flagellates also have a cyst stage that is infective and an active trophozoite stage.
It also showed a marked activity on cell lysis of trophozoites, 4 h after administration.
Microscopy of the stool sample was done, by subjecting the stool sample for saline and iodine mount preparation, for identification of trophozoite forms, eggs and oocyst and other infective agents.
The nonsense mutation in PF3D7_1115700, which encodes falcipain 2a, a cysteine protease involved in hydrolysis of hemoglobin (28), is predicted to decrease artemisinin sensitivity of trophozoite stages by impairing artemisinininduced exacerbation of oxidative stress caused by hemoglobin degradation products (29).
fowleri feeds on bacteria and organic debris in freshwater and exists in three life forms - the environmentally stable cyst form and two trophozoite forms, ameboid and ameboflagellate (Figure 1).
Entamoeba histolytica and Trichomonas vaginalis: Trophozoite growth inhibition by metronidazole electro-transferred water.