Parasitic protozoa comprise a large number of species, some of which are agents of important diseases. They are also of interest from the point of view of cell biology since they contain special organelles and structures. This review analyses our present knowledge of (1) the glycosomes, found in members of the Kinetoplastida order, (2) the hydrogenosomes found in some anaerobic protozoa, especially in trichomonads, (3) the acidocalcisomes, recently described in several protozoa, and (4) structures and organelles participating in the endocytic pathway in trypanosomatids.
KeywordsPresent Knowledge Parasitic Protozoan Important Disease Endocytic Pathway Review Analysis
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