, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 464–466 | Cite as

In vitro attachment of trypanosomes to plastic

  • M. Hommel
  • E. Robertson


Description of an in vitro system for the study of the attachment of trypanosomes to polystyrene flasks by means of hemidesmosomes. This type of attachment, whose significance is so far unknown, reproduces a natural stage in the life cycle of medically important trypanosomatid flagellates in their vector.


Life Cycle Polystyrene Natural Stage Polystyrene Flask 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hommel
    • 1
  • E. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland

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