The euglenoids are a group of single-celled protozoans shaped like cigars with a gullet at the front and a single, forward-pointing flagellum. Most live in fresh water, and these contain chloroplasts for photosynthesis. Others live as parasites, often in the guts of animals. The euglenoids and the kinetoplastids, such as the blood parasite Trypanosoma, are now considered to constitute the kingdom Euglenozoa.
Euglena
Information from Wikipedia on this protist which has a single flagellum for movement and most species of which contain chloropasts.
Euglena
Photographs and information on these single-celled organisms.
Euglenophyta
Provides images of Euglena gracilis, a Phacus species and a Trachelomonas species.
Euglenozoa
Information from Wikipedia on this large group of flagellate protozoa, some members of which are parasitic and can infect humans.
Trypanosomiasis, African
Information on the protozoan hemoflagellates, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, which cause East African sleeping sickness, and a diagram and information on their life cycle.
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