Trichomonas vaginalis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6754-9_17445
Is an infectious, non-mitochondrial protozoan parasite of the human female and male sexual organs and urinary tract and it is transmitted by sexual intercourse (see Fig. T106). It may cause severe discomfort. Other species may infect domestic animals and also birds and invertebrates. Trichomonas and other protists do not have the regular type mitochondria but only mitosomes. The sequenced genome of T. vaginalis is about 176 megabase with a predicted protein-coding gene number of 59,681, 479 tRNA and about 25O rRNA genes (Carlton JM et al 2007 Science 315:207).  mitosome,  Entamoeba,  Giardia,  Protozoa
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