Kinetoplastieds

Kinetoplastieds - Kinetoplastieds Single large mitochondrion containing an organized mass of DNA called a kinetoplast Parasite T rypanosoma 1

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Unformatted text preview: Kinetoplastieds- Single, large mitochondrion containing an organized mass of DNA called a kinetoplast- Parasite T rypanosoma 1. Causes African sleeping sickness Euglenids- Have one of two flagella that emerge from a pocket at one end of the cell- Some species are mixotrophic Concept 28.3: Chromalveolates may have originated by secondary endosymbiosis Dinoflagellates- Alveolate- Diverse group of aquatic photoautotrophs and mixotrophs- Abundant components of marine & freshwater phytoplankton- Two flagella make them spin as they move through the water- Cellulose plates- red tides and Bioluminescent Apicomplexans- Alveolate- Parasites of animals, some casue human diseases 1. E.g. Plasmodium causes malaria- Apex contains a complex of organelles for penetrating host red blood cells - Apicoplast- nonphotosynthetic plasmid Ciliates- Alveolate- Named for their use of cilia to move and feed - Have two nuclei 1. Macronucleus: controls everyday functions 2. M icronucleus: used in conjugation...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course BIOL 1202 taught by Professor Gregg during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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Kinetoplastieds - Kinetoplastieds Single large mitochondrion containing an organized mass of DNA called a kinetoplast Parasite T rypanosoma 1

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