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Description of Spironucleus

Hexamitine diplomonad flagellates, ovoid or cigar shaped (5-10µm) tapered posteriorly; 6 anterior flagella and 2 posterior trailing ones; distinguished from Hexamita and Octomitus on the basis the nuclei were S shape or slightly spiralled and more elongate than in Hexamita; intestinal parasites of various vertebrates.

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