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A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora, and includes all protozoa that use flagella for movement.


This group is further divided into two classes: Phytomastigophorea and Zoomastigophorea.

Word origin: mastīgophóros, whip-bearing.

Compare: Sarcodina.
See also: Sarcomastigophora.

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HELP! - Anybody know about protozoans?

... species. A good way to start is to begin searching such things as "free-living protozoa, free-living amoeba, ciliophora, sarcodina, and mastigophora" :D

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by Ken Ramos
Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! - Anybody know about protozoans?
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Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... of amoebas, how would one expect the movement to differ between Trypanosoma & Amoeba? Trypanosomes are flagellates belonging to the Phylum Mastigophora. Their primary means of locomotion is by the use of a whip-like extention known as a flagellum. This organell moves somewhat like a screw, ...

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by Ken Ramos
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
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Classification of Microbes

... lens is recommended for field study and a stereomicroscope for lab work. Many protozoa also share this plant and animal trait, namely the Phylum Mastigophora, the flagellates. Euglena, Phacus and Peranema are good examples. Of course a good transmitted light microscope is needed to observe these ...

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by Ken Ramos
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Classification of Microbes
Replies: 6
Views: 6965

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