Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Dyskinetoplastic

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_3826-1

Keywords

Blood Smear Giemsa Staining Basal Apparatus Smear Preparation Trypanosoma Species 
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Stages of Trypanosoma species, which do not show a kinetoplast after Giemsa staining. This does not mean that there is no DNA in the long mitochondrion. Apparently there is, however, not enough DNA available in the mitochondrion (close to the basal apparatus of the flagellum) in order to become stained and thus visible in Giemsa-stained blood smear preparations as a reddish dot.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany