Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Isogametes

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_1627

Gametes that look similar in light microscope. They are, for example, found in the  Opalinata, some  gregarines,  piroplasms, and apparently in trypanosomes, where a true fusion of  epimastigotes is postulated to occur just before entering the salivary glands.

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