Experientia

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

In vitro attachment of trypanosomes to plastic

  • M. Hommel
  • E. Robertson
Specialia

Summary

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.

Keywords

Life Cycle Polystyrene Natural Stage Polystyrene Flask 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

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

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